Friday, November 12, 2010

Excessive Vehicle Noise Open House Information

The City of Calgary wants to know how Calgarians feel about vehicles that create excessive amounts of noise.

Council has asked for a report on vehicle noise that includes excessive noise from all types of vehicles, those with modified mufflers and those in need of repair, not the impact of general traffic noise.

“Council has asked us to investigate excessive vehicle noise and to report back by the beginning of March,” said Bill Bruce, director of Animal & Bylaw Services. “We are asking Calgarians to assist us by checking out the information online or attending an open house and then providing feedback by completing a noise survey online or at the open house.”

Information regarding excessive vehicle noise is available online at calgary.ca/animalservices. Calgarians are invited to attend one of three informational open houses scheduled throughout the city:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17. 5:30 to 8:30 at the Animal Services Centre. 2201 Portland Street S.E.
  • Thursday, Nov. 25. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haysboro Community Association. 1204-89 Ave. S.W.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Triwood Community Association. 2244 Chicoutimi Drive N.W.
At the informational open houses, citizens will have an opportunity to talk to City staff about vehicle noise, get information related to the impact of excessive vehicle noise, listen to videos of recorded noise and complete a noise survey.

Feedback from the surveys and open houses will be included in the March report. Council has also asked for a definition of excessive vehicle noise and the appropriate penalties, available noise enforcement options including the use of technology, a cost estimate for the technology and any constraints in the provincial and federal legislation.

Calgarians can get information about this project by visiting calgary.ca/animalservices or by contacting 3-1-1.

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