Étudiant-chercheur étoile September 2016

Mathieu Carrier

Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public Health - Population Health Axis
Université de Montréal (note: The student's institutional affiliation was the Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Urbanisation Culture Société Centre when the respective research was conducted)

Award-winning publication: Road traffic noise in Montreal and environmental equity: What is the situation for the most vulnerable population groups?

Published in: Journal of Transport Geography, February 2016, p. 1-8



The physiological consequences of exposure to a high noise environment can lead to negative impacts for the most vulnerable population groups. The research carried out by Mathieu Carrier led to the development of the very first map of road traffic noise based on the characteristics of Montréal's road transport network and urban environment. Considering several social groups that are vulnerable to traffic noise and relying on the most accurate methods, the researcher provides a highly detailed interpretation of a phenomenon that is not often studied in Montréal. In the short term, the results may be used by stakeholders to evaluate interventions in the areas. The map could also guide authorities in the adoption of more restrictive urban planning standards around major roadways.