SUTP Module 5c – Noise and its Abatement

Noise is emerging as an insidious problem in developing cities, even though it is not currently perceived as a major problem. A major source of noise in cities is urban road transport. This module introduces basic concepts of measuring noise, describes its health effects, provides recommended noise level standards, and outlines six key policy areas where governments can take action in transport to reduce this problem.

First Edition: 2002

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