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Quiet city transport

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516420

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 530 708

  • EU contribution

    € 7 399 662

Coordinated by:

ACOUSTIC CONTROL ACL AB

Sweden

Objective

The objective of QCITY is to propose a range of measures and solutions that can realistically be integrated both from an eomic as well as from a practical point of view in the action plans that the cities (municipalities) will have to produce as a sequence of the EC Noise Directive 2002/49/EC. QCITY starts from the identification of hot spots on existing noise maps from a large number of cities, using the Stockholm score model. Some noise spots are then researched in detail with specific software in order to find the root causes of the problem. Various solutions will be studied for each of the selected hot spots and their effects determined, also by looking at the number of people impacted and the degree of the impact. The entire range of rail transport vehicles, trams, metro, suburban rail and freight, and their associated infrastructure are an integral part of this project, and are treated on the same level as road vehicles (cars, busses, trucks, motorbikes) and their infrastructure. Besides addressing the transport noise problems (at source, propagation and receiver) with ventional technical solutions, QCITY incorporates issues such as traffic trol, town planning, architectural features, noise perception issues, intermodal transport, change between transport modes, traffic restrictions, enforcement measures, eomic incentive measures, introduction of hybrid vehicles and of new guided public transport vehicles. In a first phase, emphasis will be on noise mapping and on the ceptual design of the sidered solution and their potential impact. In the sed phase, the most promising solutions will be designed in detail for a specific hot-spot problem selected in each participating city. The solutions will be implemented in situ and validated.

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Coordinator

ACOUSTIC CONTROL ACL AB

Address

TumstocksvÄGen 1
TÄBy

Sweden

Participants (26)

ACCON GMBH, INGENIEURBÜRO FÜR SCHALL- UND SCHWINGUNGSTECHNIK

Germany

AKRON

Belgium

ALFA PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES

Belgium

SWEDISH NATIONAL RAIL ADMINISTRATION (BANVERKET)

Sweden

COMPOSITE DAMPING MATERIAL

Belgium

HAVEN OOSTENDE

Belgium

FRATEUR DE POURCQ

Belgium

GOODYEAR

Luxembourg

HEAD ACOUSTICS GMBH

Germany

HEIJMANS INFRA

Belgium

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN

Sweden

VLAAMSE VERVOERSMAATSCHAPPIJ DE LIJN

Belgium

LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA

Italy

NCC ROADS AB

Sweden

CITY OF STOCKHOLM - ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Sweden

SOCIÉTÉ DES TRANSPORTS INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

CITY OF GOTHENBURG - TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Sweden

TRAM SA

Greece

TRAFFIC, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANTS

Greece

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALLY - DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Greece

VOESTALPINE SCHIENEN GMBH

Austria

ZBLOC NORDEN AB

Sweden

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium

AMEC SPIE RAIL

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516420

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 530 708

  • EU contribution

    € 7 399 662

Coordinated by:

ACOUSTIC CONTROL ACL AB

Sweden