EIA 2004 |
Society for Environmental Information Sciences
Environmental Informatics Archives
ISSN 1811-0231 /
ISEIS Publication Series Number P002
2004 ISEIS. All
Paper EIA04-046, Volume 2
(2004), Pages 456-463
Assessment of Traffic Noise Impact on Residential Areas of Regina
J. Cao1, L. Dai1*, L. Fan2 and N. Mobed3
1. Department of Industrial System Engineering, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2. *Corresponding author: Liming.Dai@uregina.ca.
2. Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2.
3. Department of Physics, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2.
Traffic noise produces unpleasant or unwanted sounds to the communities, which not only makes enormous noise pollution in the road areas but also detracts from the living and occupational quality of the buildings and land located near the main roads and highways. This study studies road traffic noise impacts to the residential areas in Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, Canada. The present study aims at establishing a methodology to comprehensively understand the effects of traffic noise to the different residential areas. The relationship among noise level, traffic flow and surrounding environment is presented. Extensive measurements are carried out in various typical residential areas carefully selected within the city. The contributions of the present study can be stated as follows: (a) Objective acoustic measurements taken in the residential areas of Regina; (b) Systematic evaluation the traffic noise impacts to the residential areas of Regina based on the data obtained; (c) Development of numerical models of the traffic noise and traffic flow in the residential areas of the city.
Keywords: Traffic Noise, Impact, Residential Areas, Objective Acoustic Measurement, Traffic Flow
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