Ever notice the volume level of music being played at a local restaurant or coffee shop? There's an effort underway in Ann Arbor to reduce that noise level and make the city a quieter and more peaceful place.
Quiet Ann Arbor is the first local chapter in the United States to work towards reducing noise pollution by convincing local stores and restaurants to stop playing music, often times at elevated levels in public places.
The group has launched a new survey asking people about their opinions about the volume of background music in restaurants and coffee shops. Their mission is to improve Ann Arbor's quality of public experiences by raising awareness of noise pollution via piped in music in public places.
Ultimately, they would like businesses to have "quiet hours" with no piped-in music during several hours a day during the week.
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