San Francisco may soon force tourists to pay for their drive down crooked Lombard Street, a tourist landmark in the city's north.
The bill by Assembly member Phil Ting has cleared the State Assembly, which grants San Francisco the power to launch a pilot program to install a Reservation and Pricing System for the 183-meter-long street with eight sharp hairpin turns.
The bill is heading to California Governor Gavin Newsom for signing. If approved, it will become law and take effect on January 1, 2020.
"Goal is to ease traffic & improve public safety," Ting tweeted after the bill was passed by the assembly.
"It has become increasingly difficult to manage the crowds and traffic congestion on Lombard Street," he said.