Lombard Street

Location | Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Lombard Street is perhaps the most famous crooked street in the world with 2 million yearly visitors. It is a one-way block where eight sharp turns (total of 600 feet/180 meters) help reduce the steepness. It was built in 1922 to reduce the hill’s natural steep 27% grade, which was far too steep for the most common cars.

In 2017, the City of San Fransisco published a study – Managing Access to the “Crooked Street” – proposing some short- and mid-term strategies which could resolve the key challenges of visitor access and circulation to Lombard Street and the surrounding neighbourhood. The four key recommendations adopted by the City included:

  1. Improved Enforcement of Existing Regulations
  2. Engagement of Tourism Industry as Partners in Visitor Management
  3. Engineering and Signage Enhancements
  4. Reservations and Pricing System for Vehicles

More about Lombard Street and the whole process: �https://buff.ly/2Xi5v1m

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