SPAIN may have garnered a reputation as one of the noisiest countries in the world, but the volume is about to be turned down following a crackdown by town halls.
Authorities are turning to new technology to reduce noise levels in the street, with sound measuring equipment, audio-absorbent pavements, and more controls on bars and nightclubs among some of the schemes being implemented.
It comes after town halls last year received guidelines on how to implement ‘sustainable urban mobility plans’ to minimise noise levels.
Noise pollution remains the number one environmental concern for residents in Andalucia.
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