SFMTA Considering Closing Lombard Street to Cars

May 19 at 4pm

By Wendy Steiner

According to CBS Local, the San Francisco Municipal Traffic Association is considering a proposal to close off Lombard Street to cars on weekends. If the proposal is approved, the popular tourist spot between Larkin and Leavenworth would be closed during weekends in June and July, including 4th of July, at the request of local residents who cite three incidents since 2011 where pedestrians were injured and property was damaged by cars. 

Aside from the safety risk, the intense traffic congestion during summer months is a real problem for people who have to get in and out of the area for something other than taking Instagram photos. The SFMTA will discuss this topic at its meeting on Tuesday. If the closure is approved, residents will still be able to drive in and out of their neighborhood and tourists will still be welcome to walk up and down the crooked street as much as they like.

Via: CBS San Francisco

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