Comprehensive Community-Transportation System Planning and Noise 720665

To date new transportation systems have failed to avoid the impact of noise on the surrounding community, due to lack of adequate planning in terms of depth of research and analysis, lack of attention to the whole problem of noise pollution, and the lack of coordinated planning of communities and the transport system that serve them. This paper discusses several ways to achieve greater coordination between community planning and transportation planning in order to reduce noise. A systems approach should include the steps of identification of objectives, identification of programs, prediction of effectiveness, and evaluation of alternatives. Several means of doing this are discussed.


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