Photo credit: frank longwill licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition Last month, we published a notice about the week-long conference hosted by the University of California Davis, the Aviation Noise & Emissions Virtual Symposium 2021. The conference took place from Monday, February 22, through Saturday, February 26th.
by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition How do we get to a cleaner, quieter America? Picture an America where the most egregious sources of pollution, transportation--whether road, air, or rail--run significantly cleaner and quieter. Today, the energy sources that propel the mobility on which we depend are petro-fueled, noisy, and dirty. Ending
Photo credit: William Warby licensed under CC BY 2.0 by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coaliltion So far, nobody outside Australia--where they’ve been tested and found to be very annoying--seems much concerned about noise from drone deliveries. But this video shows you drones that can be up to 8 feet wide, have 8
Photo credit: ShellyS licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition An article in The City by Jose Martinez on November 15, 2020, reported helicopter noise complaints to 311 had soared in 2020 compared to 2019. Martinez noted that noise emanating from the helicopters make New
The photo has been dedicated to the public domain by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition In 2015, Les Blomberg, director the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, joined a dozen other thought leaders to found The Quiet Coalition. Blomberg's dedication and his organization’s incredible archives have kept noise pollution alive through the long dark period
Photo credit: Cameron Casey from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition On December 31, 2020, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) wrote to then President-Elect Biden, copying then Secretary of Transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg, stressing the
Photo credit: Matthis Volquardsen from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Representative Jerry Nadler has introduced legislation that will impose stricter regulations on helicopter tour flights. The legislation will impose minimum altitude and maximum noise limits on all helicopter flights, easing the discomfort experienced by residents
Photo credit: William Lopez from Pexels by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition If you can’t stand noisy aircraft and are completely fed up with Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen air transportation modernization, the agency has announced a public comment period "on the scope and applicability of research initiatives to address aircraft noise" in
David Sykes writes about the latest episode of the Freakonomics podcast, which focuses on noise and features TQC’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft. He says it’s a must listen!