Quiet City Transport

The QCITY project addresses the requirements and needs of municipalities and industry. The municipalities and industry need, in order to comply with European Commision (EC) regulations, to create noise maps, identify and analyze the noise hot spots and quiet areas, and prepare proper action plans. The QCITY project addresses these needs by providing the municipalities with the tools to meet these  requirements (eventually through service providers) and by providing industry with products that enable them  to carry out the provisions of the action plans. The QCITY project aims at developing an integrated technology infrastructure for the efficient control of road and rail ambient noise by considering the attenuation of noise creation at source at both vehicle/infrastructure levels. The objective of QCITY is to provide municipalities with tools to establish noise maps and actions plans (Directive 2002/49/EC) and to provide them with a broad range of validated technical solutions for the specific hot-spot problems they encounter in their cities.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Voestalpine Schienen, AG Port Oostende; Akron, Alfa Products & Technologies, Composit Damping Material, Frateur - De Pourcq, Heijmans Infra; STIB/MIVB, Union of European Railway Industries, Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn, Amec Spie Rail, ACCON GmbH, Head Acoustics, Tram SA, TT&E Consultants, University of Thessaly, Lucchini Sidermeccanica, Goodyear, Acoustic Control Laboratoires (ACL) AB; Banverket, City of Stockholm Environmental & Health Administration, NCC Roads AB; Royal Institute of Technology, Trafikkontoret Göteborg - City of Gothenburg - Traffic and Public Transport Auhority, ZBloc Norden, TNO Built Environment and Geosciences/Environment and Health, and the University of Cambridge


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Sustainable Surface Transport

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Nilsson, N-A

  • Start Date: 20050201
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25394

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  • Accession Number: 01461641
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM