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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 185, Issue 6, pp 4951–4957 | Cite as

Main results of strategic noise maps and action plans in Navarre (Spain)

  • M. AranaEmail author
  • R. San Martin
  • I. Nagore
  • D. Pérez
Article

Abstract

According to Directive 2002/49, strategic noise maps and their correspondent action plans were carried out in the Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain. Six strategic noise maps were produced for 120 km of major roads as well as a strategic noise map for the Agglomeration of the Region of Pamplona (ARP) with a population of 280,199 inhabitants. In the ARP, a total of 36,400 people (13.0 %) are exposed to Ln levels over 55 dBA and 42,300 people (15.1 %) are exposed to Lden levels over 65 dBA. With regard to major roads, a total of 3,900 people are exposed to Ln levels over 55 dBA and 2,400 people are exposed to Lden levels over 65 dBA. When designing action plans, different prioritisation criteria concerning rank-based effectiveness measures (mainly the amount of people benefitting from them) were taken into account.

Keywords

Noise Strategic noise maps Action plans 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors would like to thank the Government of Navarre Environmental Department and Pamplona City Council for providing valuable information on digital terrain models, traffic information and the Pamplona city census. Likewise, authors are indebted to the reviewers for their useful comments.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Arana
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. San Martin
    • 1
  • I. Nagore
    • 1
  • D. Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Acoustics Laboratory, Physics DepartmentPublic University of NavarrePamplonaSpain

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