Challenge and the EU context
Noise and air pollution affect both health and quality of life.
With the growth of traffic and urban development, exposure is also increasing and needs to be reduced. Increasing numbers of motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are a specific source of complaints both in cities and along rural routes. Whilst hardly affecting year-averaged levels, these vehicles can cause high peak noise levels well above other vehicles, especially due to driving behaviour, non-compliant parts, or tuning.
LENS seeks to examine emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, and health-relevant pollutants, including very small particles, from LVs to meet the 2030 Agenda goals and enhance the liveability of urban and rural neighbourhoods.