Noise measurement stations
Are you committed to implementing by the end of 2018 a network of noise measurement stations to measure the noise level of aircraft and other mobile sources, using network of air quality measurement stations, which has existed since the 1970s?
Here is the answer we received from Mr. Pierre Lachapelle, city councilor candidate in the Ahuntsic district. It should be noted that Coalition Montréal leaves a large part to the autonomy of its candidates, whose fundamental mandate is to bring voters’ opinion to the top. This answer is therefore that of the candidate and not the official position of the party.
I will ask the Environment Service for the City of Montreal to install a network of noise measurement stations that are designed to measure airplane noise. The first opportunity to do so is likely to be November or December 2017, with the examination of the budget for 2018. Depending on the time that city officials need to procure these measurement stations, I will ask them to place a measurement station at an appropriate location in Ahuntsic so as to measure airplane noise. All the data will be immediately available to the public, and I will ask city officials to prepare a yearly report and that officials such as Public Health follow up with appropriate action.
We did not receive a response from Équipe Coderre.
Here is the answer we received from Ms. Émilie Thuillier, candidate at the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough hall.
In June, 2016, Projet Montréal asked for the establishment of a noise observatory in order to map the noisiest areas of the city and to allow municipal authorities to better target the sources of the noise which create problems for people. The Coderre administration rejected our demand. On August 23rd, 2017, Valérie Plante, leader of Projet Montréal, made the commitment to establish a noise observatory as soon as elected. This observatory will of course require measurement stations situated beneath the air corridors. Projet Montréal has also proposed that the offices of this observatory be located in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.