Monitoring of Road Noise in the Urban Environment of Lublin
Agnieszka Malec 1  
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Lublin University of Technology, Environmental Engineering Faculty, Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Agnieszka Malec   

Lublin University of Technology, Environmental Engineering Faculty, Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Publish date: 2018-07-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2018; 19(4):159–166
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In this article we presented the issues concerning the measurement of road noise, measurement results, and the discussion pertaining to the methods of limiting the excessive noise in the city of Lublin. Mobile systems, equipped with software which enables editing the measurement data, analysis and presentation of the data in the form of an acoustic map, are used to measure the noise level. Exemplary streets of the city are shown, where the road noise level has been significantly exceeded, and the effects of acoustic screens installation is presented. Moreover, the preventive and educational actions which are carried out in Lublin, meant to popularise alternative methods of transport, are discussed. It was concluded that an effective reduction of the traffic noise in the city can be achieved already at the stage of designing housing estates, along with the planning of access roads and noise barriers.