Workshop on Urban Freight Transport: A Global Perspective in Sao Paulo from July 19th to July 20th, 2013

The impacts produced by freight activities are profound and complex; because while the freight system is a crucial contributor to a vibrant economy and a key determinant to quality of life, it is also a major source of environmental pollution, unwanted noise and poten4al safety hazards. Simply put, freight activity produces both positive and negative impacts on modern urban living. On the positive side, an efficient freight system is a necessary condi4on for economic competitiveness and for realizing the full potential of economic globalization. On the negative side, freight activities produce significant amounts of negative externalities which, in turn, generate community opposition.

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