Noise bylaw moving forward
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.