Warsaw has announced a tender to create an acoustic map of the city. It is intended to illustrate the exposure of residents to various types of noise in the capital. The deadline for submitting offers is August 16, 2021 at 12:00.
The Town Hall wants to better protect the residents from nuisance noise. For this purpose, a tender was announced for the creation of an acoustic map. Its function is to visualize exposure to various types of noise throughout the capital. The map is the basis for updating and creating an environmental protection program against noise, which will shape Warsaw’s policy for the next five years.
In order to create it, road traffic intensity measurements at a minimum of 600 points are to be carried out. Measurements – made during the day and night – will concern road, tram and rail noise. Additionally, the noise related to the operation of the Southern Bypass of Warsaw will be measured.
Excessive noise affects nearly 104,000 Warsaw residents. Its main source is roads. About 1/10 of the city’s inhabitants live in locations where the permissible standards are exceeded. So far – in accordance with the EU methodology – three editions of the acoustic map of the capital have been prepared and three environmental protection programs have been adopted. Maps are produced every five years.
The deadline for submitting offers is August 16, 2021.
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