It is not many years ago, a ride on the Køge Bay Motorway was synonymous with the road works, the "stop-go" and the lower speed limit.
In the summer of 2017 the limit was again set up to 110 km/h. on the now ottesporede highway - but the limit may very well already be on the way down again. The traffic noise is so hard to live with for the citizens in the know Vallensbæk, Brøndby and Hvidovre municipalities have requested to lower the speed to 90 km/h.
And it should not just be on the part of the Køge Bay Motorway, which runs through the three municipalities. Also on Holbækmotorvejen and Motorring 3, drivers to ease the foot off the accelerator, if it is for the three municipalities.
The writing Life.
Vallensbæk, Brøndby and Hvidovre have come together in an official application to the Danish road directorate. Here point according to the newspaper on a new ordinance that makes it possible to lower the speed limit in 'exceptional cases' if it has a positive effect on traffic noise.
It is the local authorities ' view that the noise around the three highways are so massive, that it can be categorized as a special case.
- A speed change will, without the high cost, could help to reduce the noise level in the area by about 2-3 dB, and further also have a positive effect on road safety, writes the municipalities according to the Liberal in the application.
In the application point, too, that the three municipalities are among the most støjplagede in the country. The noise is above the indicative thresholds in the 24,000 homes, according to the newspaper, it comes in over half of cases exclusively from the highways.
as the traffic increases on the highways around the capital, increasing pressure, therefore, also to the citizens who live around them. Municipalities write in the application that they are experiencing an increasing pressure from citizens, citizens 'groups and homeowners, who complain about the noise, lack of sleep and the opportunity to reside outside their homes'.
According to the Liberal has Vd not some concrete plans to reduce noise pollution around the motorways in the three municipalities, and it is also part of the justification behind the application.