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Creadore/as: Marina García PalicioAndrea Roces PastranaLucía Ramos PérezCarlota Guirado PulidoHugo Puente MenéndezXenia Alonso Tirado


We have to determine the noise in Pola de Siero, Asturias and model an improvement proposal

At each point we make three measurements


Choosing a study area

To parcel the study area.We use 29 cartographic maps

Measuring noise in the streets of Pola de Siero

Decibel x app

Creating the noise database

Done with Google Sheets

Example of data in spreadsheets

Statistical processing (done with Google Sheets)

Statistical processing of data

Map of noise (done with QGIS)

Graphics of statistic values (done with Google Sheets)

Presentation of results

Analysis of data and improvement proposals

  • They know that there are high levels of noise in the most part of the city.
  • The main source of noise is the traffic.
  • Finally, they choose new zones to act, thoose where the decibels were higher than 85 dB.


The students study the data that they have obtained:

02. Analysis and proposals

Lucía Ramos

  • Reduce the traffic on the city.
  • Promote cycling:
    • Creating an urban cycling itinerate of roads.
    • Creating bicycle parkings.
    • Creating a Public Service which rents bicycles.
    • Concerning people.


They have worked in groups in order to investigate improvement proposals:

02. Analysis and proposals

PROPOSAL: Design and modeling of a network of bike lanes for the whole urban area of Pola de Siero

First, it has been made the design of a network of bike lanes in the whole city, like a general improvement proposal. For this, we used the Google Earth program.


In the following image you can see the network of bike lanes proposal for Pola de Siero.

Specific Proposal for intervention in Alcalde parrondo street

Alcalde Parrondo Street

We have chosen this street because it is the main source of noise since it exceeds 65 dB.The main cause of the noise is the high traffic in the area as it is part of the N-634 road.The area that has been decided to modify is between the entry roundabout on the 120-meter street and the 24-meter roundabout.

Current Situation

  • Elimination of parking areas.
  • Reduction of the 4 traffic lanes to only 2.
  • Incorporation of lanes separated from the road means of a tree-line barrier.
  • Total transformations of roundabouts.
  • Conditioning of the sidewalks, incorporating a bike rental and parking station.

Intervention Proposal

With programmes like STREETMIX and Sketchup we make a 2D design of the street and its elements like the bike lanes, sidewalks, partitions and the surrounding furniture.

Randerized with TwinMotion and Sketchup

In this process, we created mockups from the Sketchup designs using the Ultimaker Cura 4.4 program and a BQ Witbox 2 printer, although it couldn't be finished due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Layout: 3D Printing

Randerized: Using Skechtup software

Randerized: Using Twinmotion software

Randerized: Using Twinmotion software


PROPOSAL: Public bike rental service

using software TWIN MOTION

Bike rental will be free and there would be 5 stations.To identify themselves, people will use a citizen card and a PIN number

Involving people is very important to increase the use of the bicycle and a great help to achieve this is an application.The application will be created with AppInventor and it will be called BICIminuto

PROPOSAL: awareness and dissemination among the population

The city council will begin to transform the access to Pola de Siero designing a new roundabout that will incorporate two cycle lanes. That street is a extensión of the Alcade Parrondo Street Read the news in the local newspaper El Tapín

PROPOSAL: Connetion with reality


It has been a very rewarding and enriching process for the students, who have been very involved.


We have not had great obstacles. The worst thing has been the stop that we had to do because of Covid-19.

Obstacles and conclusions