Print Email Facebook Twitter Development of a quantitative methodology to assess the impacts of urban transport interventions and related noise on well-being Title Development of a quantitative methodology to assess the impacts of urban transport interventions and related noise on well-being Author Braubach, M. Tobollik, M. Mudu, P. Hiscock, R. Chapizanis, D. Sarigiannis, D.A. Keuken, M. Perez, L. Martuzzi, M. Publication year 2015 Abstract Well-being impact assessments of urban interventions are a difficult challenge, as there is no agreed methodology and scarce evidence on the relationship between environmental conditions and well-being. The European Union (EU) project “Urban Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China and Europe” (URGENCHE) explored a methodological approach to assess traffic noise-related well-being impacts of transport interventions in three European cities (Basel, Rotterdam and Thessaloniki) linking modeled traffic noise reduction effects with survey data indicating noise-well-being associations. Local noise models showed a reduction of high traffic noise levels in all cities as a result of different urban interventions. Survey data indicated that perception of high noise levels was associated with lower probability of well-being. Connecting the local noise exposure profiles with the noise-well-being associations suggests that the urban transport interventions may have a marginal but positive effect on population well-being. This paper also provides insight into the methodological challenges of well-being assessments and highlights the range of limitations arising from the current lack of reliable evidence on environmental conditions and well-being. Due to these limitations, the results should be interpreted with caution. © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Subject Urban Mobility & EnvironmentUES - Urban Environment & SafetyELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesEnvironment & SustainabilityEnvironmentUrbanisationUrban policiesClimate changeMitigationGreenhouse gasTransportNoiseWell-beingImpact assessment To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:26bf2c18-80a4-4a19-9863-82bd0e3515fe DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120605792 TNO identifier 526255 Publisher MDPI AG ISSN 1661-7827 Source International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12 (6), 5792-5814 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.