Assessment of the traffic noise reduction when using tramway screening

Karol Pietrzak , Zbigniew Tokarski , Karol Kowalski


The aim of the conducted research was to assess the effectiveness of the applied solutions for reducing traffic noise, using the tramline in Bydgoszcz (the largest new tramline in Poland in the last 25 years) as an example. The research of traffic noise was carried out during both the execution of the investment in 2014 and the assembly of noise barriers in 2015, as well as after launching tram traffic in 2016. Measurements of the intensity and type structure of road traffic were made. The results of on-site measurements were compared to the standard permissible values of traffic noise and also to guidelines about the scale of traffic noise nuisance, which were developed by the National Institute of Hygiene. The effectiveness of the used acoustic barriers and their impact on the acoustic comfort for users of the road environment, mainly residents of multi-family buildings, were verified. Based on the carried out measurements, a high efficiency of the applied acoustic barriers, which caused a reduction of sound level by approximately 10 dB(A) was proved.
Author Karol Pietrzak - [Uniwersytet Technologiczno - Przyrodniczy w Bydgoszczy]
Karol Pietrzak,,
, Zbigniew Tokarski - [Uniwersytet Technologiczno - Przyrodniczy w Bydgoszczy]
Zbigniew Tokarski,,
, Karol Kowalski (FCE / IRB)
Karol Kowalski,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
Journal seriesRoads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, ISSN 1643-1618, e-ISSN 2449-769X, (B 11 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishtransport
Keywords in Englishnoise barriers, noise measurements, traffic noise, transportation
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Languagepl polski , en angielski
assessment trafic.pdf 3.4 MB
Score (nominal)11
ScoreMinisterial score = 11.0, 01-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 11.0, 01-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.784
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