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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.
Some of the exciting things that attract people to live in Sydney is the city’s iconic beauty, the hustle and bustle of everyday life and its vibrant lifestyle. While this charm pulls many into staying long term, it quickly fades when you can’t keep the city’s, loud vibrant lifestyle out of your home. Sydney is without a doubt Australia’s largest capital city, but that doesn’t mean its residents should be up all night dealing with noise.
You might think that as one of Australia’s ‘quieter’ cities it would mean that noise pollution isn’t a concern in Adelaide. However, a closer inspection reveals that excess noise is more of a problem for Adelaide residents than you think.
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.
We’ve all been irritated by outside noise before – it’s disturbing and there’s not much you can do but endure.