SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, allowing the City of Chicago to install a noise monitoring system to study the impact of vehicular noise along Lake Shore Drive became law on Tuesday.
“In order to address residents’ concerns, this law creates a first step in remediating the ambient noise problem along Lake Shore Drive,” said Feigenholtz. “Data collection will provide empirical evidence of this problem.”
House Bill 2361 allows the City of Chicago to enact an ordinance providing for a noise monitoring system upon any portion of Lake Shore Drive. The noise monitoring system would be capable of recording noise levels 24 hours per day and would be equipped with computer software capable of processing the data. The noise monitoring system would be similar in concept to the monitoring system used to measure jet noise around O’Hare International Airport.
The measure is widely supported by lakefront Alderman Tom Tunney, James Cappleman, Brendan Reilly, Brian Hopkins, Harry Osterman and Michele Smith.
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