We told you HERE that the City of Orlando was looking to launch new Rideshare Hubs as part of a more effective way to manage late-night crowds leaving the Downtown corridor. Now City staff is asking City Council to approve the use of the public right-of-way for the use of food trucks as a key part of their strategy.

City Council is the only body that can authorize vendors on rights-of-way/street parking spaces, so they are being asked to update the City’s current Mobile Food Vending policy and streamline the permitting process in certain areas, as seen below.

On-street parking rates for food trucks is expected to be billed at twice the normal hourly rate during Rideshare Hub operating hours. Other requests for the hubs is the addition of more trash receptacles, more public seating, and providing additional cleaning, maintenance, and security.

If approved at the April 22 City Council meeting, the modified Mobile Food Vending program is expected to launch on May 3 with a pilot length of one year, with the opportunity to extend the program in two, one-year increments.

The Rideshare Hub pilot project is expected to launch by the end of April and through the next six months.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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