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Street Vending (PAS 509)

A Survey of Ideas and Lessons for Planners

By Jennifer Ball

This report addresses key elements surrounding this controvesial activity, including economic development, urban design, operations, and permitting and enforcement.

Published by APA Planning Advisory Service , 2002

Format: Paperback , 44 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-884829-79-6

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A good street vending program can provide valuable employment opportunities. But many citizens and business owners criticize vending as an unsightly "Third World" activity that creates trash, jeopardizes public safety, and hurts established local stores. This report offers some recommendations about structural design and operational issues ranging from hours of operation and merchandising to permitting and enforcement. Sidebars describe success stories and cite helpful resources.

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