Print Email Facebook Twitter Noise exposure during commuting in three European cities Title Noise exposure during commuting in three European cities Author Taimisto, P. Yli-Tuomi, T. Pennanen, A. Vouitsis, I. Samaras, Z. Keuken, M.P. Lanki, T. Publication year 2013 Abstract In the TRANSPHORM study, noise exposures during commuting were measured. Measurements were performed with noise dosimeters in three European cities, Helsinki, Thessaloniki and Rotterdam, during spring 2011. ln each city, two to five approximately 8 km commuting routes were selected to represent typical commuting routes of the city population. Measurement campaigns lasted for 6 days, each day including 4 one-way drives on the same study route with a bike, a bus and a car with first open and then closed windows. In Helsinki, the median La"o levels were 72.9 dB, 7l .2 dB, 66.4 dB and 67.8 dB for a bicycle, a bus, a car with closed windows and a car with open co-driver window, respectively. Corresponding results in Thessaloniki were 74.9 d8,73.2 d8,70.7 dB and72.l dB. In Rotterdam, the median L¡,"0 level during bicycling was 69.3 dB and during the bus journeys 68.9 dB. There were clear differences between the cities in the noise levels, but in all cities bicyclers were exposed to the highest noise levels, followed by the bus passengers. It is unclear to what extent noise effects on the selection between a private car and eco-friendlier commuting modes. Subject Earth & EnvironmentUES - Urban Environment & SafetyEELS - Earth, Environmental and Life SciencesUrban DevelopmentAcoustics and Audiology EnvironmentBuilt EnvironmentNoiseTrafficExposure To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9b2682ff-5a95-4e80-a8f6-fc60a2df1523 TNO identifier 480373 Source Noise control for quality of life, Internoise 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, 15-18 September 2013, 1-5 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.