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Edmonton Noise Bylaw

The City of Edmonton - bylaw 15442

Edmonton City Council enacts:

  1. Bylaw 14600, the Community Standards Bylaw, is amended by this bylaw.
  2. Section 13 is amended by adding after clause (c):
        (c.1) “motor cycle” has the same meaning as in the Traffic Safety Act, as amended;
  3. Section 13 is amended by deleting clause (e) and inserting:

    (e) “sound level meter” means a device used to measure sound pressure which meets the American National Standards Institute S1.4-1983 (R2006), or the International Electro-Technical Council Standard No. 123, or the British Standard no. 3539 Part 1, or the U.S.A. Standard S1.4-1961.
  4. Part III is amended by adding after section 18:
        
        18.1 A person shall not operate a motor cycle that is capable of:
    1. emitting any sound exceeding 92 db(A), as measured at 50 centimetres from the exhaust outlet, while the engine is at idle; or
    2.  emitting any sound exceeding 96 db(A), as measured at 50 centimetres from the exhaust outlet, while the engine is at any speed greater than idle.