Photo credit: Q K from Pixabay by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition When a reader sent a question about sound to The Conversation’s Curious Kids column, editors turned to environmental epidemiologist Erica D. Walker, PhD, to serve as an expert. Ten-year-old Joseph of Chatham, New Jersey, asked, “If all the vehicles in the
Photo credit: Dodge by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition At Dodge Speed Week in Pontiac, Michigan on August 17th, automaker Stellantis introduced its Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept car, calling it the first all-electric muscle car. While a press release for the car lists dozens of features, the detail that is garnering the
Photo credit: Life Of Pix by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition John Seabrook’s New Yorker article about branding with acoustic vehicle alert sounds covers some of the details in my recent blog post and earlier article in the Right to Quiet NOISELetter. But Seabrook’s article goes much further, offering a glimpse into the
This photo by Pete Souza is in the public domain by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition A year ago I wrote an article that asked, Will pedestrian warning sounds be discernible? I raised concerns about the intended purpose of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010–-to protect blind and visually impaired pedestrians from
Photo credit: Scott Beale licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition People living close to construction sites attest to the stress caused by piercing backup beeps intruding in their space. With so many people now working from home due to Covid, the backup sound adds to work stress. Industries and
Image courtesy of the City of Red Deer by Jeanine Botta, MPH, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Earlier this month, Arline Bronzaft wrote about Operation Quiet-Down, a program introduced by New London Police to address increasing noise complaints that followed the easing of the pandemic lockdown. With this program, police use the enforcement process as a
New York City observes International Noise Awareness Day with a workshop and soundwalk at NYU, an interactive program in Flatbush, and a Science of Sound program in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Click here to learn more.
Are electric vehicles as quiet as promised? Jeanine Botta of Silence the Horns is not convinced. Click here to find out why.