We are losing the battle with Noise Pollution in Menlo Park
Original post made by Assaulted by Noise, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on May 14, 2010
Leaf Blowers. Air Compressors. Jack Hammers.
Chain Saws. Chippers. Garbage Trucks.
We are losing the battle with noise pollution in Menlo Park. Constant noise is becoming the defining characteristic of this city. Having suffered through the construction of the third remodel by our adjacent neighbors in the past 5 years, I am beginning to think that my fellow residents have either given up or gone deaf. Maybe everyone has headphones on and are now oblivious to the clatter.
I think that we are surrendering a fundamental aspect of our quality of life by permitting all of these noise making devices to ruin the tranquility of our neighborhoods. You can't even hear the birds chirp in the morning sometimes. The leaf blowers and lawn mowers crank up and it sounds like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the next half hour. There is one neighbor who is building some stone edifice in their backyard, and has a stone saw going all weekend. A stone saw sounds like a dentist's drill, lovely to help you relax in your backyard.
Anyone else feel this way?