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Conference_programme: 14.1 - Knowledge and research gaps for a better implementation of the Environmental Noise Directive

Lecture: Approaches adopted by CEDR’s working groups to address road traffic noise in Europe

Author(s): Alberts Wiebe, Bendtsen Hans, O'Malley Vincent

Between 2006 and 2017, the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) designated working groups specifically aimed at addressing issues relating to road traffic noise. During this period, specialists involved in these working groups dedicated significant resources to improving road traffic noise environments in close proximity to motorways in Europe. The group comprised noise, road and planning specialists from national road authorities across Europe. The main goal of the group was to collect, share and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge relating to topics such as road traffic noise abatement, Environmental Noise Directive noise mapping and action planning, noise barriers, cost-benefit analysis and noise-reducing pavements.\nCurrently, the issue of road traffic noise is still high on CEDR’s agenda and the following sections summarize the activities of CEDR’s working groups on road traffic noise. The various deliverables will be described, including the dissemination of this knowledge. Also, current research gaps related to road traffic noise will be identified.

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Name: Mr Wiebe Alberts

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Country: Netherlands