DETERMINATION OF NOISE POLLUTION IN THE HUDAVENDIGAR URBAN PARK OF BURSA, TURKEY


Kilic Y. M. , Abus M. N.

APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, vol.18, no.2, pp.2073-2085, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15666/aeer/1802_20732085
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.2073-2085

Abstract

Noise is one of the health and environmental problems of our age, and it is an undesirable phenomenon that annoys people. Increasing and uncontrolled noise creates physical, physiological and psychological problems, chasing people away from urban life and leading them back to nature. Since the urban parks, which are one of the places to relax, are intensely preferred by people, the noise here should be controlled. In this study, to determine the noise level of the Hudavendigar Urban Park located in the district of Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey, where the transportation routes are intense, measurements were performed, and the results were statistically interpreted. Measurements were carried out at 6 locations selected across the park, in summer, and winter, morning, lunch and evening hours, on weekdays and weekends. In this study, the noise sources indoor and outdoor of the park were determined, and the regions which exceed the limit values given in the Regulation on the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise were confirmed. As a result of the study, the differences in noise measurements were significant in the summer and winter periods of the Hudavendigar Urban Park according to the statistical analysis.