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Lombard Street closure experiment ends

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Cars try to navigate San Francisco's famously crooked Lombard Street. (Source: KPIX/CBS) Cars try to navigate San Francisco's famously crooked Lombard Street. (Source: KPIX/CBS)
Excited tourists dance on Lombard Street during its closure.  (Source: KPIX/CBC) Excited tourists dance on Lombard Street during its closure. (Source: KPIX/CBC)
Tourists climb Lombard street without having to worry about traffic. (Source: KPIX/CNN) Tourists climb Lombard street without having to worry about traffic. (Source: KPIX/CNN)

(KPIX/CBS) – Tourists from far and wide flooded Lombard Street without a single worry over oncoming cars. They were so carefree, some started to do the twist.

"I think it's really fun to have pedestrians go down in the most famous street in the world and decided to dance it," a woman said.

But now, the great Lombard Street experiment is over.

The month long test run closed the so-called crookedness street to cars on alternating weekends, turning the red brick road into a steep hiking trail/temporary dance floor.

"I think it's made it worse," Silow said.

Grant Silow lives two doors down and from where he is standing, the plan kind of backfired.

"If you live on Lombard and are parked over there like I do, or have to walk up and down the street, there are just significantly more tourists walking, more pedestrians," Silow said.

The idea was dreamed up by the city and people who live on Lombard, saying traffic had become too much to take, even dangerous. They don't want to get rid of the tourist, just the traffic.

"It's up to the residents I think if you don't want to you if you don't want like a tourists walking up and down I mean I personally enjoy it," a kid said.

Now all sides will take a look back to move forward and straighten the problem at the end of the road.

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