City launches street eats survey
Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:24PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:41PM MDT
It has been almost one year since food trucks began rolling onto Calgary streets and the city is looking for feedback on the pilot project.
Since the project launched, dozens of trucks have hit the streets offering everything from gelato to Asian noodles.
The midday rush at the Perogy Boyz food truck was 30 people deep on Tuesday as customers waited patiently for their pick of several different perogies.
The food truck pilot project was launched last August and the city is urging the public to weigh in on their experience.
The city survey asks for opinions and suggestions and also asks if the trucks bring vitality to locations and events where they are set up.
The Calgary Downtown Association is also weighing in and says the city needs to do a better job of policing food trucks.
One of its biggest complaints is that some of the trucks that operate downtown are within eight metres of restaurants, which is forbidden.
“We really want to see that enforcement out there and I really do believe if there is some enforcement, and there's been very little so far, we'll see one or two of them reprimanded and then we'll see everyone else fall in line,” said Maggie Schofield from the Calgary Downtown Association.
The food trucks have a website, YYCFOODTRUCKS, so Calgarians can know where they are on any given day.
To take the survey, visit the City of Calgary website.