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    San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Thousands of tourists could soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down world-famous Lombard Street in San Francisco.

    City and state officials on Monday announced a bill that would give San Francisco the authority to establish a toll and reservation system for the street that winds down a steep hill, in an effort to reduce crowds and traffic congestion.
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    This scenic artifact of the 1906 earthquake may soon become a reservation-only, pay-as-you-go amusement park instead of an overcrowded street littered with trash & goggle-eyed tourists. At least I can say that I've been down it once. Lots of odd lore about the '06 quake in SF.
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

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    San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of tourists could soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down world-famous Lombard Street in San Francisco.

    City and state officials on Monday announced a bill that would give San Francisco the authority to establish a toll and reservation system for the street that winds down a steep hill, in an effort to reduce crowds and traffic congestion.
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    This scenic artifact of the 1906 earthquake may soon become a reservation-only, pay-as-you-go amusement park instead of an overcrowded street littered with trash & goggle-eyed tourists. At least I can say that I've been down it once. Lots of odd lore about the '06 quake in SF.
    Are there any businesses on this road? Imagine that they wouldn't enjoy losing customers.

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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    More Liberal money-grabbing.

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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by ajn678 View Post
    Are there any businesses on this road? Imagine that they wouldn't enjoy losing customers.
    This is Lombard Street:


    Not your typical street.
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    This is Lombard Street:


    Not your typical street.
    10 dollars to drive that seems about accurate for San Fransisco.

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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by ajn678 View Post
    Are there any businesses on this road? Imagine that they wouldn't enjoy losing customers.
    There's a picture on the link.
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    More Liberal money-grabbing.
    How exactly is charging for what is essentially a tourist attraction money-grabbing?
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by ajn678 View Post
    Are there any businesses on this road? Imagine that they wouldn't enjoy losing customers.
    It's all residential IIRC.
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    As they say, government never found a tax it did not like.
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    Re: San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    As they say, government never found a tax it did not like.
    The people who live on this street have been complaining about tourist pollution for years. These are million $$$ homes.
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