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World-Famous Crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco Closed

By: KTVU/CBS
By: KTVU/CBS

An experiment to close the world famous crooked portion of Lombard Street in San Francisco began Saturday (6/21).

Complaints about crowds and traffic congestion from neighbors are behind the closures.

While the street's uniqueness and beauty are undeniable, the question remains - should there be limited access to a public street?

Visitors walk it, drive it or both - all eager to experience a novelty with a beautiful view.

Awestruck visitors have multiplied during the past four years according to neighbors.

Visitors say this tourist attraction should be shared and doesn't belong exclusively to the people who live here.

Homeowner's along the famous street are worried closing it to vehicle traffic may cause people to clog the area on foot.

The weekend closure to vehicle traffic started Saturday at noon.

The exceptions are taxis and people who live here.

The closure will last the next four weekends. Whether it will go beyond that, depends on what happens in that time.


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