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How noise captured our cities.......

  1. 1. How traffic noise captured our cities and how to regain our cities 1
  2. 2. 2 Content Introduction Noise in Europe EU27 Traffic growth Factors influencing traffic Other developments Abundance of measures Why are parties so reluctant? What could/should be done? Conclusions/Discussion
  3. 3. Noise burden in EU27 3
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  5. 5. 5  globalisation  population growth  individualisation  ageing (dependency)  prosperity  Intensification (more with less)  computerisation  social demands  labour participation women  Increased free time  spatial spread of work- living- services  desire to be independent in time and space  flexibility/manoeuvrability  24-7 economy  life expectancy  psychological factors  educational factors  patterns of social activities  concerns, stress and safety Demographic, societal, psychological, sociological
  6. 6. Improving infrastructure Expanding infrastructure Negative media attention by PT failure Deterioration society and facilities Feelings unsafe (areas, time of the day,..) Et cetera 6
  7. 7. A bucket full with measures 7
  8. 8. European level National level Regional and local level Societal level Traffic Management Solutions • Speed reduction • Smoothing traffic flow • Dedicated lanes/restricted zones/parking space Barriers*, bundling (??) Road design • Lay-out • Quiet road surfaces Financial/fiscal measures Shift soft modes, car-sharing Public Transport Electric and Hybrid vehicles Insulation of façade 8
  9. 9. Why are parties so reluctant? lack of awareness too many priorities lack of interest doesn’t fit profile lack of money survivor electoral motives weak governance weather time savings doesn’t fit in prgr no idea too lazy comfort habit freedom armor 9 seamless trips status journey chains Politicians Policymakers Entrepreneurs Residents
  10. 10. Mind shift Education/Socialisation Family Schools Social Networks Using social marketing techniques Using social media Media use (health or family magazines, ..) Ambassadors and policy entrepreneurs Tendency in youngsters (Dutch Mobility Plan 2012) 10
  11. 11. Towards Sustainable Urban Areas by means of SUMP Quality of life citizens can be expressed by prosperity, well- being and other indicators: Wellbeing : satisfaction with life Prosperity: consumption goods and services Individual characteristics: health, living, education, free time, employment, mobility, etc. Environment: safety, equity, social participation, nature, good governance, air quality, clean soil, clean water, noise, etc. 11
  12. 12. Towards a new mobility pattern as mobility is indispensible Promote sustainable ways of transportation Provoke citizens, groups and entrepreneurs to chose ST Reward sustainable transportation (tangible/visible) Allow ST to dedicated areas as exemption Stimulate, fiscal or financial (user/polluter principle) Force enterprises /institutes to choose for ST of employees and goods (permitting, ordinance,..) Forbid/restrict car access (times and places) Authorities should be a shining example 12
  13. 13. Intensification urbanisation (80% rule, less car use) Speed up actions proposed by European Union regarding curbing fossil fuelled cars by 2030 and 2050 Improve availability and quality of Public Transport Facilities for quiet and clean vehicles such as Free parking place Free electric charging poles Better access to facilities Limited parking space (housing, offices) Sustainable good deliveries (clean, quiet, energy friendly) 13
  14. 14. Road design Quiet road surface Positioning lanes, service- and biking/walking lanes Optimised for less annoyance (road network) Neighbourhood design Car restricted/free PT stops at short distance, nodes to connect Quiet Areas and Green Orientation and lay-out of sensitive buildings Closed façades Double façades Sensitive rooms at the back (quiet) side 14
  15. 15. Conclusions We cannot stop car mobility, no way to ban the iron horse at all, it’s valuable for economy, quality of life, etc It’s hard to change human behaviour [INTERNOISE2010] should pull and push? educate and socialisation Urbanization helps a little (80% and less car use) Sustainable Urban Mobility is a must! SUMP’s (Plug-in) Hybrids and Electric Vehicles are allowed to enter urban areas; Conventionally fuelled cars are presumably prohibited as from 2050 (EU), are there ways to speed up? 15
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