Typical hourly traffic distribution for noise modelling

Authors

  • Peter Van Delden RWDI AIR Inc., Guelph, ON N1K 1B8, Canada
  • Scott Penton RWDI AIR Inc., Guelph, ON N1K 1B8, Canada
  • Aaron Haniff RWDI AIR Inc., Guelph, ON N1K 1B8, Canada

Abstract

A study was conducted to develop a hourly distribution of traffic in Ontario, Canada, to formulate a noise model. It was demonstrated that the hourly traffic distribution was empirically derived. Data was gathered from the provincial and local levels of government across Ontario, to develop the traffic distribution. Significant attention was paid, to represent the widest possible variety of roads, by gathering data from cities, towns, and municipalities in all regions of the province. Each region within the province was requested to send data sets, reflecting the diversity of road types within the province. The traffic distribution represented rural, collector, arterial, and controlled access roads. Each of the data sets was accumulated, using automated counters.

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2008-09-01

How to Cite

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Van Delden P, Penton S, Haniff A. Typical hourly traffic distribution for noise modelling. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];36(3):60-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2037

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada