SFMTA Claims 1st Car-Free Weekend On ‘Crookedest’ Part Of Lombard Street Went Smoothly Despite Pedestrian Crowding
The first weekend of a pilot program creating car-free access to San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street went “relatively smoothly,” a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman said Monday.
Closing the crookedest street in the world to tourists was supposed to give residents a break, and some privacy. Instead, they got chaos.
Besides weekend closures on the crooked stretch of Lombard Street, changes to Muni’s F-Line and free Sunday parking return to the city this summer.
Although San Francisco has many world famous attractions, with some planning, all of them can be visited over a weekend or three-day holiday.
This coming Saturday and Sunday will be the first of four weekends this summer where Lombard Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is now considering shutting down Lombard Street between Larkin and Leavenworth Streets on weekends to improve general safety in the area known to attract tourists on foot and in cars.
A man was robbed at gunpoint while taking pictures of San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street on Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.
A tree fell onto a home in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood Wednesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
After more than 60 years driving a familiar route to and from the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area commuters will have to get used to a completely new alignment starting Monday.
A vehicle traveling down the crooked block of San Francisco’s Lombard Street struck a fire hydrant Friday afternoon, causing water to flood into some nearby homes.