Soundwalls: Process, Benefits and Drawbacks to be Topics of a September Community Meeting

Friday, July 6, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed a ranked list of projects funded with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

On the Nature and Likelihood of Soundwalls Coming to Rockridge

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The possibility of the construction of soundwalls along Highway 24 through parts of the Rockridge-Temescal area has raised many questions. This fourth article on soundwalls (following up on those in the May, June and July 2011 issues of The Rockridge News) will consider the nuts-and bolts of soundwalls, some "urban legends" surrounding them, and the processes by which they are or are not constructed.

Freeway Sound: Pervasive, Possibly Harmful If Unmanaged

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Noise is one of the most pervasive pollutants in our environment, and, in Rockridge as in many communities, much of it originates from surface transportation: cars, trucks, trains, and motorcycles. This noise can be difficult or expensive to block in older homes, and nearly impossible to block in yards outside the homes.

On Soundwalls and Rockridge: Sound

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Since the 1970s, the transportation system comprised of Highway 24 and BART that bisects Rockridge has been both a boon and a bane to the neighborhood: It's convenient for getting around but often a negative in terms of both air pollution and noise pollution.

Introducing the Sound Facts About Soundwalls series

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Engineering studies for possible soundwalls along parts of SR-24 in the Rockridge area have been included on the final list of the Caldecott Fourth Bore Settlement projects. The subject of soundwalls in Rockridge has a long history, and has generated much discussion and many questions over the years. To determine whether these sound wall projects will continue to move forward, residents of affected parts of Rockridge will be polled for their opinions.

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