Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Oct. 12 that he vetoed a bill that would have required drivers to reserve a spot in advance and pay a toll before going down San Francisco’s most crooked street.
Assembly Bill 1605, the “Crooked Street Reservation and Pricing Program,” aimed to curb traffic and congestion along the iconic Lombard Street, which attracts some 2 million tourists per year.
The bill was authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco.
Ting had said the bill was in response to residents who were concerned about safety and congestion in the crooked part of Lombard, located between Hyde and Leavenworth streets.
A study by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority back in 2017 found that by managing access to the street, the city could regulate traffic congestion at the entrance and reduce the length of cars in the queue.