NEW YORK CITY, NY – Proposed by City Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan), the bill would create specially designated spots for food trucks, but would also ban multiple vehicles from parking on the same block. Truck operators have complained that the bill could limit options and affect jobs.
The city’s food truck free-for-all would end under a new City Council bill to tightly regulate where the trucks can park.
City Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) is proposing to create up to 450 parking spots specially designated for food trucks — and bar them from parking anywhere else on the street.
Garodnick’s legislation, introduced Tuesday, would order the city Transportation Department to choose locations for “food truck zones” — and not allow any more than one spot per block.
“We need to make clear rules that work for the city, for neighborhoods, small businesses and the trucks themselves. Otherwise it’s just the Wild West out there,” Garodnick said. “