stop signSEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Department of Transportation is hoping to curb crime with food trucks.

The city of Seattle came up with the idea of lining up food trucks in certain locations around the downtown area to create a more positive atmosphere. They hope the food trucks will create more vibrant, welcoming locations in known problem areas.

SDOT has designated four new food truck vending locations for their pilot program: one site near Westlake Park at Pine Street and Fourth Avenue and three sites at the Pike Street Hillclimb Plaza on the Seattle waterfront.

Food vendors interested in the new downtown locations are encouraged to submit their vending permit applications as soon as possible. Go to the SDOT website for more information about the vending permit process and application.