SFMTA may temporarily close Lombard Street, citing safety concerns 

In what is sure to be every tourist's nightmare, the SFMTA may approve a temporary closure of the zig-zag section of Lombard Street.

The stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth is a popular tourist destination, but, under the proposal, tourists would no longer be able to drive the Crooked Street themselves this summer.

Citing "vehicular accidents and injuries in prior years," the SFMTA hopes to pilot a trial closure. The oft-photographed section of Lombard Street would be closed on weekends June 21 through July 13, and on Friday, July 4.

The street would remain open on the weekends to residential traffic.

The SFMTA is set to consider the proposal in a meeting tomorrow.

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