Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

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

  1. #1
    Sage
    JacksinPA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    8,643

    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.
    =====================================
    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.
    'Make America great' - Benito Mussolini, Fascist Dictator, 1927 newsreel clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5l_r8MG5II

  2. #2
    Sage
    ajn678's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Seen
    09-18-19 @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,325

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    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.
    =====================================
    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.

  3. #3
    Heading North
    Roadvirus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    12,453

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

    More Liberal money-grabbing.

  4. #4
    Sit Nomine Digna
    Carjosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    13,923

    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.
    Days Since Last Trump Twitter Tantrum: 0

  5. #5
    Sage
    ajn678's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Seen
    09-18-19 @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,325

    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.

  6. #6
    Conservatarian Guru
    Bullseye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    San Diego
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    13,212

    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.
    State of Liberalism Progress Report
    1961: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" - JFK
    2019: Where's my free stuff!

  7. #7
    Sit Nomine Digna
    Carjosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    13,923

    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?
    Days Since Last Trump Twitter Tantrum: 0

  8. #8
    Sage
    JacksinPA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    8,643

    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.
    'Make America great' - Benito Mussolini, Fascist Dictator, 1927 newsreel clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5l_r8MG5II

  9. #9
    A sinister place...
    OrphanSlug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Atlanta
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    16,040

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

    As they say, government never found a tax it did not like.
    "Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid." - Penn Jillette.

  10. #10
    Sage
    JacksinPA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    8,643

    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.
    'Make America great' - Benito Mussolini, Fascist Dictator, 1927 newsreel clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5l_r8MG5II

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •