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Community Attitudes to Road Freight Vehicles
This report describes the perceived impact of heavy freight vehicles using major freight routes on people living or working close to such routes. The literature obtained, and the experience of relevant stakeholders, suggested that noise and…
Strategies for Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Increased Night-Time Operations of Road Freight: A Scoping Study
It is predicted that the Australian road freight task will more than double between 2000 and 2020. The Australian heavy vehicle industry estimates that the increased road freight task will result in the addition of approximately 50,000 trucks to the…
Maintenance Techniques to Reduce Social and Environmental Impacts
Selection of maintenance techniques is always a balance between the administering authority costs and social and environmental costs and outcomes. This project provides practical information and a methodology (including a worked example) for…
Modelling, Measuring and Mitigating Road Traffic Noise
This Report examines the role of noise impact assessment in the management of road traffic noise. Part 1 provides an overview of noise impact assessment including issues such as the existing noise environment, route selection and route changes,…
An Approach to the Validation of Road Traffic Noise Models
This document has been prepared by Austroads as a guide to the preparation and assessment of validation studies of traffic noise prediction models, and represents the final outcome of a project with the following key objectives: - the development of…
Review of Vertical Exhausts
The Review of Vertical Exhausts report concludes that vertical exhaust stacks on heavy vehicles result in dramatically improved air quality and only slightly higher noise levels compared to conventional low exit exhaust systems in an urban…
Review of Noise Generated by Heavy Vehicle Exhaust/Engine Brake
This Austroads report gives details on the noise levels and changes in frequencies generated by the operation of engine brakes. The report proposes development of a test for noise monitoring (stationary or moving vehicle) as an Australian Design…