National Street Vending Initiative: Lexington, Kent.

After two years of discussing food trucks, in June 2013, the city council unanimously approved a pilot program. The pilot program allows food trucks to vend in parts of the downtown area; however, the new regulations limit food trucks to parking in one parking zone a day for two hours maximum between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. After 5 P.M., food trucks can freely park in any metered space. As opposed to the previous set of regulations that allowed food trucks to only park on private property, the pilot program allows food trucks to park in metered public places at specific places in the downtown area. The food trucks are not allowed to occupy more than half of the parking spaces in operating zones, however.

In February 2014, the city council voted to extend the pilot program through 2014.

IJ’s Letter to Economic Development Committeepdficon

IJ’s Letter to Itinerant Merchant Task Forcepdficon

IJ’s Press Release

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