Road Traffic Noise Ireland

Road Traffic Noise Ireland

The use of Lden to assess traffic noise impact is simply incorrect. The Lden  metric was developed for noise mapping purposes ONLY and NOT as a metric to assess ‘the degree of noise change’ created by a proposed road scheme. It would appear that much of the Irish guidance produced by the NRA/TII continues to suggest its use (using a design goal of Lden=60dB), however the Lden metric is simply too coarse of a metric and is not fit for this purpose.

 

To read more on this subject, see our book ‘The Assessment of Road Traffic Noise Impact at Rural Locations: An Irish Case Study’ Paperback – 2013′.

To look inside, click on the picture below…….

By |2018-10-30T14:17:24+00:00August 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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