SF Plans Car Crackdown
Somewhat troubling news out of San Francisco again, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Looks like powers- that- be down there want to start charging drivers possibly up to $6.00 a day extra. The idea being if they make it even more expensive to drive, less people will drive, reducing congestion.
Probably some truth to that but I certainly don't like the idea of someone sticking a gun to my head and telling me I have to pay up or not drive in a certain part of town.
Looking closer, at the map in the article's sidebar, the two current plans won't affect anywhere we currently drive down there, unless we end up going to the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
Also, to be fair, these tolls would supposedly only apply during commute hours. Once again, we're lucky because we've been avoiding commute hours down there lately. Still, I have a hard time believing this is as far as it will go.
There's some mention in the article of possibly even charging the toll at the Golden Gate Bridge, nevermind they just raised the bridge fee from $5.00 to $6.00.
This is getting scary. How would you like it if you're driving up 101 to Oregon and they stop you at the south end of Eureka and say you can't drive any further unless you pay $5.00 or $10.00 to the City of Eureka?
Leave it to San Francisco. Just one more reason to stay clear of the place. Too bad some of us have to go down there.