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New interactive map shows why your town is probably noisy as f*ck

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The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently devised an interactive map that will show you how noisy your town is based on airport and highway noise data.
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Not surprisingly, based on this data most of the metro area is noisy, including a huge swath surrounding Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, and Westland. The map also lights up red near Waterford, but areas like Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, and Novi are all quiet — relatively speaking anyway.
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Because the map only takes into account the noise made by airports and highways, it's not really a true indicator of how noisy your town is. If you live by train tracks, a sports stadium, or just have particularly loud neighbors, that would be reflected in this map.

You can plug your city into the map here.


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