The City of Victoria will soon be allowing people on bicycles to sell edibles in the community.
Mobile bicycle vendors will be permitted to sell ready-to-eat food, including frozen treats, cold and hot beverages, baked goods and flowers as part of a pilot project, according to a release from the City.
The project will get underway this summer and anyone interested needs to first apply for a business license. Successful applicants will be allowed to operate on all Victoria streets and almost all City parks for up to 30 minutes at a time, if hailed by a customer first.
The pilot is part of a larger review of street vending in Victoria, aimed at better addressing increasing demand for a variety of similar activities. Current bylaws allow no new mobile food vendors – including food trucks, carts and bicycles – to operate on City-owned property, except through a special event permit as part of a larger event or festival.
More information can be found through city hall.