This project aimed to lay the foundations for assessing noise pollution associated with almost stationary traffic at facilities such as car parks, fuel stations and drive-in restaurants. This is required in connection with environmental impact assessments for the specified equipment.
With the increase of road traffic the need for parking facilities has increased. Around out-of-town shopping centres there are large parking facilities. Noise problems are often the result of approaching road traffic and parking traffic. The noise protection regulations of Switzerland have in appendix 6 a special evaluation part for parking facilities.
The actual standard permits to quantify the emissions of such parking facilities. Basis are the characteristic numbers as well as the computation methods published in the Bavarian park noise study. The past experiences in Germany show, that complaints of adjoining owners do practically not arise, if the suggested computation and evaluation procedure are used.