San Francisco's famous crooked street is so crowded it might get a toll

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San Francisco's famous Lombard Street is a sight to see, with all of it's twists and turns.

But the long and winding road might be a little too popular, considering the number of people visiting. That's because Lombard Street is a tourist trap if there ever was one.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports an estimated two million visitors head there every year.

ABC News says the site gets 16,000 visitors a day. But all that foot traffic means things have taken a turn for the worse.

The city is now considering charging a toll as a way to reduce congestion.

That would mean paying money to get the perfect selfie for your social media page!

Parking-control officers, reservations and banning cars altogether are all options city officials have thrown out on the table, which will soon be up for a public discussion.

When it comes to reservations, tickets would be sold at a site away from the hill, according to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

Again, that's if the toll is ever officially put into place. But if it is, my guess is sales on Lombard Street postcards may see a spike.

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