The City of North Vancouver is proposing a food truck pilot program that would expand the locations where food trucks can be allowed in the city. The new program would also reduce bureaucracy for permits for food truck operators.
Now food trucks are allowed only on the City of North Vancouver property, but the proposed pilot program would allow it on private property as well.
CNV will accept applications for food trucks to be allowed on private property for specific events, but a Special Event Permit will be required. Food trucks will be permitted seasonally on 16 locations in the city, while the present bylaw only allows for 8 locations. CNV will also implement a streamlined, single-window process for most food trucks operators.
The pilot program will allow CNV time to evaluate the merits and challenges of a new approach, provide baseline data and enable the development of longer-term policy for Council’s consideration.
Once allowed, the food truck operators may park only in locations approved by the event organizer in order to ensure that they are located in a safe and accessible manner; do not block fire hydrants, sidewalks, or fire lanes; and do not interfere with traffic or other events. They must also be consistent with all City parking rules, regulations and other policies.