Posted on 11 August, 2023
Roaring motorcycles and cars cause a lot of nuisance, both in nature reserves and in cities. The same goes for Amsterdam and Rotterdam. No fewer than 19% of adult Amsterdammers suffer serious noise nuisance from this.
Drivers are often unaware of the nuisance they cause and can do a lot themselves to reduce this nuisance. And research shows that they are willing to do so.
These drivers are alerted to this with attention signs that light up when a vehicle is detected that is too loud.
All noise peaks and other noise data are collected in real time and are immediately visible in an online dashboard. This provides insight into the intensity of the loud vehicles, the effect of the warning signs and other measures. In this way, the municipality has its finger on the pulse at all times.
An innovative noise monitoring station - the Geluidduider (sound interpreter) - is used for the detection of the vehicles. In addition to all usual sound parameters and noise peaks, italso determines the location of the vehicle and the type of vehicle (with AI), measures the speed and direction. Part of the project is to gradually refine this functionality in the project.
The trial with these attention signs in Amsterdam and Rotterdam will last all summer.