“The PVD Noise project is doing God’s work. Noise is a serious problem in PVD and everyone here seems to kind of just ignore it. It’s far worse here than anywhere else I’ve lived, and I live in what is considered to be one of the quieter neighborhoods. When I visit South PVD, for example, … Read more

“Excessive speeding on our street, loud mufflers purposely installed, lots of revving … You can’t get away from it.” — College Hill resident

“We love living in Providence, but noise is becoming an issue for future living.” — College Hill resident

“I have a one-year-old and three children [whose ages range from] 10–16. People here are obnoxiously loud and inconsiderate, even on school night. … Just moved [here] during the winter; now that the weather is warmer, the noise is incredible. I will be making complaints.” — Self-identified African-American Elmwood resident

“Tenants in my building have moved out because of … the noise from garbage and delivery trucks (full-size tractor trailers) that use parking lots abutting our building to access local restaurants / stores.” — Wayland Square resident

“It’s so stressful that I don’t know if I can deal with it for the remaining 6 months of my lease. It’s really affecting my quality of life.” — Self-identified African-American downtown resident

Responses to the Noise Project’s Community Noise Survey Q: How do you feel when you notice noise? A: Afraid to even go to my bedroom. Q: Do you do things to try to avoid noise? A: Take sleeping pills. — Self-identified Latino resident of South Providence

“I don’t know who to contact and don’t feel anything can be done to change it. It has become a sad fact of my existence that has negatively impacted my anxiety, stress, and irritability levels.” — Downtown resident at Memorial and Westminster Streets

“I have been very surprised by the amount of noise since moving to Providence last year and highly affected. I had no idea about the health perspective and the way in which residents are affected systemically in Providence. I recently moved to a new house with higher rent in a different neighborhood in large part … Read more

“Noise violations are so frequent in Elmwood … if I reported every time, I’d be calling daily. I’ve gotten to the point where I leave the neighborhood on weekends just to avoid the loud noise all day and into the night. It’s not the music that’s off-putting, it’s the volume of the music. The birds … Read more