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Bring on the food trucks, North Shore residents say: poll

Only about 14 per cent say the trucks should be banned
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Anthony Cardoza of the In Vacanza Pastificio food truck. They have struggled to find a place to do business in the District of North Vancouver

North Shore residents have a strong appetite for more wheel-based food options, according to a new poll.

North Shore News polled 1,177 readers and asked the question: Should the North Shore municipalities allow more food trucks on local streets?

The poll ran from Oct. 17 to Oct. 26. Of the 1,177 votes, we can determine that 565 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, it would only make our food scene better. 62.48% local, 62.02% total    
No, they take up parking and compete with bricks-and-mortar business. 13.63% local, 17.33% total    
Maybe in some limited cases. 23.89% local, 20.65% total    
  Local   Total

The City of North Vancouver is currently facing a request from business owners in the Brewery District to allow more food trucks into the neighbourhood, which council is contemplating. The District of North Vancouver, meanwhile, has been called out for its restrictive rules on where the trucks can do business.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located on the North Shore. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 2.85%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.