Noise cameras to the rescue?

Photo credit: Dave Dugdale licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition State Senator Andrew Gounardes has introduced state legislation that would increase the fine for modifying vehicle mufflers from $150 to $1,000. Senator Gounardes’ bill would also provide police cars with decibel readers to

Introverts struggle with the return to noise, crowds, and “normal life”

Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Until I read Roxanne Roberts’ article about introverts dreading the return to "noise, crowds and small talk of normal life,” I had no reason to remember a paper I co-authored years ago . The paper

Real estate company compares noise bylaws of Canadian cities

by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition To allow Canadians to identify less noisy cities, the Canadian real estate marketplace company Zolo examined noise regulations and bylaws centered on vehicle sounds for several populous cities in Canada. The cities chosen: Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Toronto is

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