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:
- Improved Enforcement of Existing Regulations
- Engagement of Tourism Industry as Partners in Visitor Management
- Engineering and Signage Enhancements
- Reservations and Pricing System for Vehicles
More about Lombard Street and the whole process: �https://buff.ly/2Xi5v1m