San Francisco Supervisor Proposes to Toll Lombard Street (Yes, the Crooked One)

San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Driving down the crooked stretch of Lombard Street, a destination for tourists from around the world, is one of the most thrilling free attractions anywhere. But maybe not for long. . . . Supervisor Mark Farrell wants to impose the first toll on a city street in California.” The newspaper adds that Farrell’s proposal is based on a recommendation made by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority in its study of the street’s visitor access and traffic problems. The study’s draft final report was released on February 16.