‘Food Truck Paradise’ comes to New Haven
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IF YOU DRIVE ALONG I-95 THROUGH NEW HAVEN… YOU’RE PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THE CROWD OF FOOD TRUCKS PARKED ALONG “LONG WHARF DRIVE”.IT IS A POPULAR SPOT.SO, NOW THE CITY IS MAKING CHANGES THAT WILL IMPROVE THE AREA FOR CUSTOMERS…áANDá THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE FOOD TRUCKS.NEWS 8’S ANNE CRAIG SHOWS US WHAT’S BEING PLANNED. 3 LONG ISLAND SOUND SPARKLES ON A SUNNY DAY LIKE TODAY… AND THE CITY IS HARD AT WORK… TO MAKE THE WATERFRONT EVEN MORE INVITING.THE AMOUNT OF FOOD TRUCKS HERE… DOUBLING… AND GOING INTERNATIONAL.11:58:36 – WE’RE GOING UP TO THIRTY TRUCKS, THERE WILL BE ALOT OF VARIETY. A LOT PEOPLE ACROSS CT TO COME TO FOOT TRUCK PARADISE. THERE’S A BIG RESURGANCE ALONG THE LONG WHARF WATERFRONT DISTRICT. A BRAND NEW 10 FOOT WIDE SIDEWALK.CROSSWALKS…. WITH FLASHING LIGHTS TO GET PEOPLE SAFELY THE STREET.A NEW BIKE LANENINE NEW TREES. AND THE FOOD TRUCKS WILL RUN ON ELECTRICITY. 12:00:53 – WE’RE PUTTING IN PLUG INS SO FOOD TRUCKS WON’T HAVE TO RUN THEIR GENERATOR AND TAKE RACKET DOWN AND FUMES AND MORE PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. AND +IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE TRASH, THEY’RE ADDING BIG BELLY GARBAGE CANS.EVEN THOSE ARE GOING GREEN. THEY’RE SOLAR POWERED… AND COMPACT THE GARBAGE AUTOMATICALLY SO THEY CAN HOLD MORE. ALL THE IMPROVEMENT TOTAL ABOUT 400 THOUSAND…. THANKS TO A STATE GRANT. 12:01:45- NOW WAS ARE LOOKING AT A STREET SCAPE THAT IS INVATING FOR FAMILIES, CYCLIEST, PEDESTRAINS, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO USE THE WATERFRONT. ANNE CRAIG, NEWS 8

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