Meeting to be held on possible changes to Lombard Street in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Changes could be coming soon to one of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions. Today, residents will get to tell city officials why the status quo is bad for Lombard Street.

Homeowners along the crooked street say something needs to change, with two million people visiting this street a year, they say there needs to be some restrictions. Transportation officials have spent the past year studying the problem.

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Here are some ideas they're considering, according to the San Francisco Chronicle; using parking control officers to help with the crowds; closing it to cars and pedestrians; charging people to walk or drive down the street; requiring reservations or selling tickets at a site away from the street.

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They'll present these ideas at a community meeting tonight hoping they can balance the needs of tourists and residents. The community open house will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yick Wo Elementary School multipurpose room, 2245 Jones St. (near Lombard Street).
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