For Detroit residents, living with noise can unfortunately be a way of life, whether that be living with a roommate who is too loud or living near car horns honking every now and then in the streets. Is there a place for peace and quiet? Of course, according to this new interactive map.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a brand new map that uses aircraft and road noise inventory data to determine the average decibel levels throughout the country, down to county level.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website, “more than 97 percent of the U.S. population has the potential to be exposed to noise from aviation and Interstate highways at levels below 50 decibels, or roughly comparable to the noise level of a humming refrigerator.”
If interested in seeing how noisy your neighborhood is, give the map a whirl here.
• National Transportation Noise Map [Transportation.gov]