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Why can't we have ice cream trucks in our neighborhoods?

Original post made by Sam on Jul 20, 2008

Why can't we have ice cream trucks drive down our precious streets and sell their ice cream? It's summer for crying out loud!

Comments (10)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 20, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Pollution, noise, calories, and too low a profit to offset the costs.

Posted by I love ice cream too, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Sam says: Why can't we have ice cream trucks drive down our precious streets and sell their ice cream?

To do this you'd have to make a profit. With gasoline prices in the stratosphere, and milk prices going up daily you'd have to charge over $5.00 for a mini cone. Would you pay that? I think it's cheaper to ride your bike to Baskin Robbins.

Ice cream trucks are an endangered species everywhere.

Posted by RWC, a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Move to Redwood City...we have a LOT of them :-)

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm

We have ringing ice cream carts in our neighborhood. The folks pushing them are very friendly and have a great selection. Fruit bars, yuuuuummmmm...


Posted by Oil Drill Derrick, a resident of University South
on Jul 20, 2008 at 7:37 pm

We wouldn't have these oil prices if we drilled off shore and in Alaska. You can't whine about both polar bears and gas prices. Choose one, and cry me a river. Liberal PC Palo Altans make me sick. Go back to Moscow.

Posted by Intact Jaws, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Our road are too bumpy for Ice Cream trucks. I dont want my children to eat ice-creams that have a scoop that does not hold well in the cone.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

Why don't you ask the ice cream vendors?

Posted by Is it worth it?, a resident of Stanford
on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:07 am

Probably some neighbors will complain. Then it will have to come before the city council, who will hire consultants to study the matter, put together blue ribbon panels for further study. Probably after 3-4 years, at a cost to taxpayers of a few hundred thousand dollars they will vote on the issue.
Is it really worth it?

Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Jul 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

The sound of an ice cream truck approaching, playing its little tune was such a happy childhood memory. It would be lovely for all children to somehow experience that small summer thrill.

Posted by Ah!, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 22, 2008 at 8:54 am

The city should subsidize an ice cream truck program, as part of PACT! Otherwise we would be ripping the heart out of all that is special about Palo Alto!

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