This map highlights the spatial distribution of road traffic sound level annoyance throughout the Greater Boston Area based on our 2016-2017 survey responses. Road traffic annoyance levels are an interesting lens to look through. Existing epidemiological studies show that exposure to road traffic sound is deleterious to health—in particular cardiovascular health. How does a resident’s annoyance level modify this relationship?
To see how road traffic sound level annoyance varies by Boston neighborhood, visit here.