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Iconic, Ironic or Idiotic?

Is it just us, or is this form of tourism idiotic? People wait in line (motors idling) to drive down a hill and then get back in line so everyone gets a turn. OK, it's a charming street, a spectacular view, and probably fun for the Rice-a-Roni crowd but we suspect the neighborhood feels differently. Or are they just tranquilized by the carbon monoxide?

Along with the line of cars (motors idling) waiting to park at Coit Tower across town, it seems strangely suburban, even retrograde. Some of us at Curbed SF would like to see it end. At least, the situation at these tourist destinations deserve a new look. The real estate in both locations range from really nice to absolutely spectacular, so we're curious as to why someone would buy or rent a place that includes a daily parade of yahoos in cars.

Coit Tower and Crooked Street are served by public transportation from Fisherman's Wharf. Ironically, the bus to Coit Tower is unreliable because it keeps getting stuck in line for parking; there's only one way in or out.

Curbed SF would like to hear from you. Got any thoughts on this? Especially solutions, to