Panel removal has little impact on noise: study

Noise behind the wall along St. Albert Trail didn’t increase significantly when panels were removed to lower the wall’s height, a report shows.

An Environmental Noise Study prepared by Acoustical Consultants Inc. measured the noise level in three residential yards along the wall before and after some panels were removed.

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Edmonton to update traffic noise policies

EDMONTON – With dozens of new LRT stations planned to be built in the coming years — bringing with them clanging bells and chiming doors — the city is updating its urban traffic noise policy.

The last policy was written in 2004. Since then, neighbourhoods close to LRT stations such as Southgate have highlighted the need to mitigate how noise from stations affects surrounding communities.

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Alderman wants noise study at southeast rail yard to stay on track

A noise study at a southeast rail yard is in danger of stopping in its tracks after Canadian Pacific Rail says it is backing out to compile its own data this summer.

But a city alderman says he doesn’t want to see the Alyth yard study derailed, despite the fact CP had agreed to pay for half of the $150,000 project.

Ald. Gian-Carlo Carra says beleaguered residents in Inglewood living beside a noisy and busy rail yard want the Alyth yard study, which began in December 2011, to move forward.

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Airdrie councillors close in on approving comprehensive Community Standards bylaw

AIRDRIE – Council will take one final look at the proposed Community Standards Bylaw before it becomes law.

The comprehensive bylaw, which includes subsections related to Recreational Vehicle (RV) parking, snow removal, noise levels, and unsightly premises, among other things, passed second reading at council Monday night, and will be brought back for third and final reading at the next council meeting.


Car wash proposal voted down

Town council voted down a bylaw to develop a car wash in the Heritage Hills area because of noise concerns for adjacent residents.

Sought was the inclusion of a car wash as a permitted use on a local commercial district land parcel.

Councillors expressed concern over the noise levels that would be generated by the proposed four bay car wash and believed it would be better suited for a light industrial area.

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