Noise action planning in agglomerations
Reduction potentials based on the example of Hamburg
According to the environmental noise directive 2002/49/EG noise maps had to be prepared for major roads, major railways, major airports and agglomerations with more the 250.000 persons until 06/30/2007. Based on this results action plans had to be developed. Numerous agglomerations hadn’t been able to deliver the noise maps in time, and had to interpret the term “strategic” also in the case of action planning.