Calgary councillors take aim at motorcycle noise


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The Calgary Herald Editorial Board writes that “city politicians are once again turning their attention to the excessive sound of motorcycles and other vehicles with noisy mufflers and other needless modifications that are an irritant to all but the self-absorbed owners themselves.”  This year, the pols are looking at Edmonton, where there is a test underway that uses “a new photo-radar-style noise gun [that] is showing promise.”

If Edmonston’s test is successful, it’s possible that Calgary will adopt the technology and both cities could consider automating the device “to issue fines to too-loud users of public roads, including at nighttime, when the disturbance is particularly upsetting to residents trying to get a good night’s sleep.”

And the city of Calgary will heave a sigh of relief.


Comments (4)

  1. L-D

    Good day,

    The noise on Crowchild is becoming absolutely insane! Loud motorcycles and modified cars are making it unbearable. During the weekends or during the late afternoon weekdays, we can often hear them many kilometers away after their passage. It seems like things are absolutely out of control.

    1. GMB (Post author)

      Time to talk to the lowest level city official/elected official and work your way up. Or survey your neighborhood. It’s not just you.

  2. Louis David

    Any progress made for 2019? Things are getting worst and impact the lives of many thousands Calgarian. Those self-absorbed individuals need to be educated with some common sense.

    1. GMB (Post author)

      Not that we know of, but if we see anything of interest, we’ll be sure to report it!


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