This report describes a combined social and physical measurement survey which investigated the traffic vibration nuisance experienced by people in residential roads. Interviews with residents, and measurements of noise and traffic were carried out at 14 sites in London. The relations between the physical parameters of traffic and traffic noise and the degree of vibration nuisance experienced by residents were investigated in order to derive a physical index which provided a reasonably good correlation with vibration nuisance. The different forms of nuisance caused by vibration from road traffic were also studied. (A)

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