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Sirens and motorcycles exhaust very loud at 90 dB

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 19:14, Thu 29 September 2016

Sent to Hackney Council 1 minute later

Kingsland High Street is a busy road, and while the street is noisy, the sirens from the police and some of the motorcycles exhausts are so loud that we measured it at 90 dB. It's very unbearable.

We moved into a new building on Kingsland High Street near the interaction of Dalston Lane, and it was two months ago. I understand that we cannot stop traffic on a main road, but it would help a lot if sirens and loud motorcycles are banned after 11pm. Even with our windows closed, we are still regularly awoken by the noise in our sleep.

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  • This is still a MAJOR problem and I have a serious heart condition and I am 25years old I do need my sleep and Although I enjoy music if its loud, this consistent daily sudden noise, heavy vibration to all of my floor and windows and obnoxious revving at all times of the day and night. There are cars AND especially motorcycles constantly by the traffic lights revving their engines without a care for the many, many (mostly) residences along Kingsland road! Its 2022 and I'm surprised that this is still going on!

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Sun 12 June 2022

  • Same here. The fact I can feel the noise through my floor and sometimes even my chest is ridiculous!

    There is an upper car noise limit (72 dB (A), about as loud as flushing a toilet) which can be enforced by the law, but I seriously doubt we'll ever see that happen, though something needs to be done about it.

    Cars, motorcycles and even a quad bike regularly cause me to wear noise cancelling headphones during the day around my flat and even in my sleep to try to combat the aural intrusion.

    Speed cameras for traffic noise would be excellent. I've thought about making my own and sticking it up somewhere to make a statement.

    Posted anonymously at 00:54, Sat 2 July 2022

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