Designate the City of Columbia as a quiet zone to prevent train horn noise pollution
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Are you one of the tens of thousands of Columbia residents whose sleep, conversation, and recreation are constantly disturbed by train horns? Make your dissatisfaction heard by City Council!
The City of Columbia has officially established a committee to assess the viability of making the entire city a Quiet Zone, where trains cannot sound their horns. If such a zone is established, Columbia would join Spartanburg, North Charleston, and Charleston as official quiet zones in South Carolina. The goal of this petition is to demonstrate to City Council that we, the people of Columbia, want some gosh darn peace and quiet – and are willing to take political action to get it.
It’s not just residents who are affected. Have you ever been a visitor to Columbia and been put off from staying longer by the constant horns sounding? If so, this petition is for you too.
This is more than just a matter of appealing to residents and tourists. Train horns are a threat not only to your peace of mind, but your physical health. The volume of a train horn generally ranges from 96 to 110 decibels. Any sound above 85 decibels is harmful to your ears.
You can learn more about the city’s concrete efforts so far here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article147738034.html
Featured photo by Matt Walsh of The State
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