Tyre noise: response to the EU public consultation (part 1 of 2)
The Commission’s first consultation for several years on Europe’s maximum permitted tyre noise has ended. T&E has called for an overall reduction of at least five decibels.
Rail noise abatement measures: response to the EU public consultation
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on railway noise on its website. The closing date is 31 July.
T&E has a new toy on its website!
It is a demonstration of tyre noise, and is all part of efforts to highlight how much more could be done to reduce the disruption caused by road transport to people living near busy roads.
T&E is urging the EU to produce a harmonised standard for quiet road surfaces, a first step towards more widespread introduction of the technology.
T&E is getting increasingly concerned at the failure of the Commission to produce a promised directive on noise from car tyres.
Editorial by Nina Renshaw
Imagine a situation in which the legally permitted maximum levels for vehicle emissions are the same as they were 30 years ago. Not only would it be socially and environmentally irresponsible, but it would be entirely unnecessary, given the advances in automotive technology and fuels. So why does the EU accept a situation in which noise standards have not increased in real terms since the 1970s?
A short briefing by T&E on the harm to health caused by air and noise pollution in built-up areas and what the EU is doing to tackle these.
Position paper produced by T&E for NGO coalition ICSA (International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation) on greenhouse gas and noise emissions from aviation.