1985-11-11

A Study on Residents Nuisance By Road Traffic Noise 852207

A study on residents' nuisance by road traffic noise was carried out in seven different areas along principal road in and around Tokyo, from 1975 to 1979, covering residents of 2,424 homes in those areas. The work consists of the measurement of road traffic noise and of social survey of residents and analysis followed.
The questionnaire of about a hundred items cover those of environment of residential area, degree of nuisance by road traffic noise, degree of motivation toward social movement, etc. The measurement of several noise indexes at the places distance 1 m from the dwelling facades of each houses subjected to questionnaire and continuous noise measurement over 24 hours at typical places in each area were carried out succeedingly.
Together with the basic statistical analysis, models for prediction of residents' nuisance are attempted and assessed using the quantification theory of second kind. Further, the results of this study are compared with similar studies in several countries

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