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It will cost $10 to drive down San Francisco’s Lombard Street: Proposed bill

A new proposed bill by San Francisco officials this week is looking to tackle traffic on the winding road.

The proposal suggests charging $10 toll as well as a reservation system in order to control congestion on Lombard Street.

Upwards of 2,000 tourists attempt to drive down the winding road each year, causing headache for local residents in the neighbour and on the street itself. According to the president of the Lombard Hill Improvement Association, it has a severe impact on those needing to get in and out of their homes.

“The cars really impact the neighborhood because they line up, they back up, they are sitting idling.” Greg Brundage said to the Associated Press.

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Lombard Street quickly became a tourist attraction for their turns and steep decline, then residents started planting roses to add some colour to the site.

Residents have been urging the city to make moves to control traffic and congestion, and the transportation authority has looked towards a couple plans. Both plans look to charge $5 per vehicle, and one plan suggests $10 . on weekends and holidays.

What say you? Would you pay $10 to drive down Lombard Street?

Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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