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As the city of Melbourne emerges out of lockdown, noise in the inner suburbs has been increasing dramatically with traffic resuming back to normal. Over the past 18 months, Melburnians have become used to quiet streets, short travel times, and an overall ‘sound-proofed’ life. This increased quietness has allowed people to achieve better sleep quality, relaxation, and enjoy ‘quarantining’ at home (for the most part).
Research shows that lockdown traffic would have been up to 70% less than it was pre-pandemic, meaning the total amount of noise from roads was significantly lower. Air traffic was also down by approximately 70%, meaning those who lived close to airports or under flight paths have enjoyed a quieter home for the past 18 months.
While most residents are enjoying their re-found freedoms, many still wish parts of lockdown such as the low noise levels and shorter commuting times remained.
There are many benefits to living close to the buzz of inner cities. There are plenty of amenities in close proximity and a shorter commute for those who work in the CBD. Unfortunately, all those conveniences do come with noise from neighbors, busy shops, traffic or in some cities, aircraft noise that may seem to overshadow the location.