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Low-barrier street vending study : Understanding economic access in a shared public space in Vancouver Martin Mytty, Kate; Qadri, Rida; Mytty, Elizabeth


This study responds to the growing street vending presence in Vancouver as well as a shifting socio-regulatory environment. Its findings demonstrate a need for a new and strategic approach to street vending. This study looks closely at street vending patterns, income, frequency and locations, identity, and practices. It includes stakeholder input and a thorough review and analysis of current street vending policies policy in several major city centres. It concludes with recommendations for supporting systems that allow for safe and dignified income generation in public spaces.

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