We can reduce noise

It is possible to reduce noise in our city because most of it comes from traffic (engines and tyres), and we can redesign our streets so that traffic moves slower and is therefore much quieter.

Video credit: Not Just Bikes.

Noise in Yarra

You can use an app on your smartphone to measure noise in Yarra:

Video credit: Sophie Wade.

Noise maps

Cities can publish noise maps to help show why they are taking action to reduce noise levels.

Noise map for Amsterdam. Image credit: City of Amsterdam.

Road noise can also be modelled based on traffic volumes:

Model of noise in the Sydney CBD. Image credit: CityX Lab at University of New South Wales.

Learn more

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

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