TAXIS Ecuamex Taxi 203-624-3333 Heritage Taxi 203-466-6666 Metro Taxi 203-777-7777, metrotaxict. com (Offer wheelchair accessible taxis) Micro Taxi 203-777-7772 Milford/New Haven Taxi & Courier 203-877-0000 Shoreline Taxi 203-506-8294 CAR RENTALS Call 203-777-8550 for car rental information and locations. Tweed Airport-Avis, Budget, Enterprise and National available Union Station-Avis, Budget and ZipCar available PARKING IN DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN New Haven is a very walkable city. Many visitors park once and walk throughout the Downtown. On-street parking costs $1.50/hour. Meters in central downtown accept coins, Parkmobile (a smart phone app that allows you to pay for metered parking), MasterCard/VISA or Discover. Meters outside the central downtown area accept coins and Parkmobile. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. Further information can be obtained by contacting Park New Haven at 203-946-8936, parknewhaven.com BICYCLING IN NEW HAVEN Bicycling is an enjoyable, inexpensive, efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. To expand and improve safe and convenient access to this means of mobility, exercise and leisure, the City has an extended network of marked bike lanes and sharrows. Bicycles can be rented at many local bike shops. TRAVEL INFO INFO New Haven-Downtown, Corner of College and Chapel Sts., New Haven. 203-773-9494, infonewhaven.com New Haven Visitor Center and Snack Shack, exit 46, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. Conveniently located easy on/off I-95, offering tourism information, on- the-go-snacks, locally made treats, and more! Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 203-217-3091 Branford Town Hall, 1019 Main St., Branford. 203-315-0637, branford-ct. gov/ecod Guilford Information Center, 32 Church St., Guilford. 203-671-9351, visitguilfordct.com Hamden Visitor Center, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 203-288-6431 Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford. 203-453-2457 Madison Visitors Center, 12 School St., Madison. 203-245-7394, madisonct.com City of Meriden Town Hall, 142 East Main St., Room 217, Meriden. 203-630-4151, meridenbiz.com Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5 Broad St., Milford. 203-878-0681, milfordct.com Town Green District, 900 Chapel St., #703, New Haven. Part diplomatic corps, part guide service, Town Green’s Downtown Ambassadors are emissaries devoted to making New Haven a better place to work, visit, and do business. 203-401-4245, downtownnewhaven.com CURRENCY EXCHANGE Visit websites for the nearest location. • KeyBank: key.com/personal/services/ foreign-currency.jsp • TD Bank: tdbank.com/personal/ foreignexchangeservices.html • Wells Fargo: wellsfargo.com/foreign- exchange/international-tips IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Police, Fire, Emergency 911 Yale New Haven Hospital - 20 York St. • Emergency (Adult) 203-688-2222 • Emergency (Pediatric) 203-688-3333 • Administration 203-688-4242 •  Yale-New Haven Hospital Referral Line 203-688-2000 • Smilow Cancer Hospital 203-688-4242 Yale New Haven Hospital - St. Raphael’s Campus • Emergency 203-789-3464 •  Patient Information 203-789-3475 or 203-789-3400 Veteran’s Hospital - West Haven Campus 203-932-5711 Midstate Medical Center 203-694-8200 Milford Hospital 203-876-4000 IMPORTANT CONNECTICUT LAWS FOR VISITORS Cell Phone Usage in Motor Vehicles Connecticut law requires drivers 18 years of age and older to use hands-free accessories to legally use a cell phone or mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Under the law, drivers 16 or 17 years of age are prohibited from using any mobile telephone, including phones with hands-free accessories, while driving. Liquor Laws The legal drinking age in Connecticut is twenty-one. Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems Connecticut law states (1) child restraint system use requirements will extend to children under age seven or who weigh less than 60 pounds, regardless of age; (2) require any child under age one or weighing less than 20 pounds to be transported in a rear-facing position in the child restraint system; and (3) require children restrained in booster seats to be anchored by a seat belt that includes a shoulder belt. 34 Here, There & Everywhere Union Station Michael Marsland/Yale University