In the Netherlands they made a singing road. And immediately dismantled itApril 11, 2018
The Dutch authorities only had to dismantle the singing cover of the road, installed in Jelsum village, in just a few days. The reason for this was the complaints of local residents, according to which a loud melody created by passing cars “drove crazy and prevented sleep.” This is reported by Dutch News.
Special marks on the right side of each strip should have forced drivers to comply with the speed limit. When driving through them at a speed of over 60 kilometers per hour, the anthem of the province of Friesland was performed. However, if several cars were passing by at the same time, the sounds turned into cacophony, even more causing discontent among the residents of nearby houses.
Next to Jelsum there is also a military airfield, from which fighters are constantly taking off. But according to residents, it is better to listen to aircraft than music, which does not stop round the clock.
In addition to Holland, there are singing roads in Denmark, South Korea, Japan and the USA. The first known musical road – “Asphaltophone” – was created in October 1995 by two Danish artists. This is a piece of highway with convex markers of different shapes in the form of two parallel strips, transforming the vibration of the tires into a tune.