the quiet of The containment leaves little by little the place to the usual hubbub of the metropolis. In Paris, after two months of activity is very slow, the noise pollution is gradually returning, according to the president of Bruitparif, Fanny Mietlicky.
"It is not income to a level of noise pollution prior to containment," says, for France Blue, the patron saint of the observatory in île-de-france of the sound environment. For all that, " all along the roads, there has been, for the past three weeks, a clear rise in sound levels. It is not back to normal. It is 30% less noise pollution in Paris intra-muros. And instead of 20% less on the highway network. "Small comfort, however, for lovers of calm in the île de france :" This is not yet the situations usually because there's a little less traffic with the people who remain at home, " added Fanny Mietlicky.
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"the sensitivity of The ear is extended,"
other types of noise pollution have also made their return. "At the level of the railway network, the traffic resumed almost at a usual pace, and then the neighborhoods are bustling with attendance of the public. There is a reappropriation of the individuals in the group (canal Saint-Martin, butte aux Cailles), vibrant neighborhoods, a clear rise in sound levels since the beginning of the confinement, "says the president of Bruitparif, stating that the observatory will follow "with interest" the re-opening, since Tuesday, terraces of bars, restaurants and cafes.
For the time being, only one sector is beyond the déconfinement and the noise that accompanies it. "I would say that the only place where there was less noise than usual, this are the airports because the activity has not yet resumed," explains Fanny Mietlicky. And to emphasize that the sensation of a sound more intense than usual, perceived by some in the île de france, may also have physiological reasons. "The sensitivity of the ear is extended, when one has lived a quiet period like that. It takes some time to find its bearings, " said the specialist.
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