Acoustical impact of roads on medium-sized mediterranean coastal towns
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In the littoral region near Barcelona, roads belonging to the national network go through towns. Among the problems that this situation causes on the urban quality of ltfe is a high degree of noise pollution. By-pass roads (under construction) will modtfy acoustical maps of medium-sized cities by changing all circulation itineraries inside the city and increasing urban ltfe quality by reducing noise pollution. As an example, we present our study carried out in Matard, a city located 30 km from Barcelona on its north side. The high trafic noise is compared to the predicted acoustic level when a new by-pass road comes into operation.
CitationPuigdomenech, J.; Jorge, J.; Mulet, J. Acoustical impact of roads on medium-sized mediterranean coastal towns. "Applied acoustics", Gener 1996, vol. 47, núm. 1, p. 83-92.