Will San Francisco Add a Toll to Its Most Famous Street?

Posted by Chantel Delulio on September 26, 2016 at 5:31:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

Lombard Street

Tourists looking to experience San Francisco’s “most crooked street” may soon find that visiting the iconic attraction comes with a very literal price. Lombard Street draws nearly two million visitors every year, much to the chagrin of the area’s residents. “At night people go down 2 or 3 a.m., honking, yelling, boom boxes,” resident Greg Bundage told NBC Bay Area. Consequentially, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is looking for ways to curb the near-constant traffic.

One of the proposed solutions? Requiring a toll for the popular destination. The SFTCA is looking into other options such as adding parking control officers and security cameras, encouraging cable car use, or requiring a reservation. So act fast if you want to see Lombard Street unimpeded—just keep the noise down! People are tryin’ to sleep here!

For more on this story, visit USA Today.

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Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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