Thanks to Capitol Hill Seattle for linking to my post on my concerns that street food may end up becoming a problem somewhere down the road. The problem is that the link indicated that my post might be part of a backlash (or frontlash) against street food. It might be. But to be clear, I am not against street food. I love street food. More street food please.
And here’s a bigger news flash. Street food exists! I found at least three instances of it just today.
What I am against is turning street food into an excuse for opposing growth and new development to accommodate it. Street food can be one symptom that we’ve done other things right like creating dense, walkable neighborhoods with solid land use policy. All I ask is that we stay focused on that goal and the rest will follow.