Midweek Video: How Highway Noise Barriers Don’t Solve All


Highways are the bane of cities creating all kinds of awful pollution, including noise pollution. To mitigate noise, sound barrier walls have been installed in some areas. However, they’re by no means a panacea and can make noise pollution worse in some cases. Cheddar explains the problem and other strategies that may be better.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.