Street Vendors

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Legalizing Street Vending: Lessons from Los Angeles

With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.

June 13, 2021 - Curbed

Street Vendors, New York City

New York's Street Vendors Fight Back Against Displacement

Despite operating on public right-of-way, food vendors claim that developers are pushing them out of established vending spots.

April 11, 2021 - Curbed

Street Vendor

Street Vendors Rally for Rent Cancelation in Los Angeles

Street vendors gathered in front of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in a May Day action to their make demands heard.

May 7, 2020 - Streetsblog Los Angeles

Thailand

Is the End of Bangkok Street Food Vending Near?

Street food vendors are an integral part of the Bangkok urban landscape, but city planners want to see them gone.

December 19, 2019 - The New York Times

Street Vendor

Street Vending Makes Public Spaces Better. Stop Criminalizing It.

While recent crackdowns on street vending suggest it is a problem to be fixed, the reality is that street vendors energize urban spaces and make them more accessible for everyone.

November 20, 2019 - Curbed

Street Vendors

Food Cart Vendors Struggle to Keep a Foothold Around Philly Development

Food cart vendors are fighting for their livelihood in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, against the long legislative reach of a local developer.

October 30, 2019 - WHYY

Thailand

New on Netflix: How Street Vendors Create Vibrant Cities

Street vending has been a contentious issue in many places, but this part of the informal economy is important to the social and economic well-being of cities.

May 28, 2019 - CityLab

Food Trucks

Food Trucks, Already an Industry Force, Set for More Growth

A new report details the state of the mobile food vending industry and makes predictions for the short-term future.

December 17, 2018 - Next City

Street Vendor

In Support of Street Vendors

From garbage pickers to tamale sellers, workers in the informal economy can account for half the workforce in developing cities. They should be respected as an important constituency.

June 5, 2018 - City Lab

Brooklyn Bridge

Modal Friction on the Brooklyn Bridge

The popularity of crossing New York City's second oldest bridge by foot and pedal is causing friction between the two modes on the promenade above six lanes of motor vehicle traffic. A report released for NYCDOT proposes recommendations.

December 14, 2017 - The New York Times

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