Calgary Herald

Noise bylaw moving forward

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Ald. Andre Chabot tapped his background as an electronic­s specialist to cast doubt Monday on the new high-tech noise meter the city plans to test on noisy motorbikes and cars.

Council voted not to heed Chabot’s warnings about noise dissipatio­n and decibels. Aldermen supported a new bylaw that will, by September, outlaw vehicles that rip down the street at more than 96 decibels.

The Ward 10 alderman did, however, score a small victory by delaying the bylaw’s passage for two weeks, limiting the amount of time city bylaw officials have to test the Noise Snare, an Edmontonma­de device that is the sonic equivalent of photo radar.

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