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But not all big city streets are created equal. Some are louder than others, and the source of the noise can be quite different depending on the street.

That’s why this cool map exists. It lets you check on different streets in major cities to find out how loud they are and what type of noise you’ll find there. It can be big help when decided where you want to live!

The menu on the left of the map lets you choose a city. You’ll find places like New York City, London, Rome, and plenty of other big cities around the world.

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Once you’ve chosen a city, you can click on individual streets, or click the search box to type in a specific one. Each is color-coded based on the type of noise — red is transport, green is nature, yellow is music, blue is human, gray is building, and so on.

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On the bottom, you’ll find interpretations of the mood in a particular area based on the types of sound, which makes ChattyMaps even more useful!

How would you describe the noise level and type of noise where you live? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Lou
    April 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Well, I posted the link a day and a half ago, but is does'nt show yet.

    I guess Mr. LeClair does'nt read here very often.

  2. Kristopher Hesson
    April 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Here you go guys. FTFY

    The link to the maps mentioned in the article is: http://goodcitylife.org/chattymaps/

  3. Bernie Bates
    April 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  4. Charles
    April 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Since the article hasn't been updated yet: here's the link to the ACTUAL site.

    http://goodcitylife.org/chattymaps/

  5. Chuck U Farley
    April 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  6. Arty
    April 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    + Where's the stuff?

  7. William Peckham
    April 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

    And, where is your link to the map itself? Did we forget that?

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