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Cheaper, Kinder, More Beautiful, Cheaper

Renderings of the proposed Golden Gate Bridge barriers were available online today. In an attempt to shut down one of San Francisco's best venues to end one's own life, a special interest group composed primarily of guilt-ridden families allied with purveyors of psychiatric wellness lobbied to have a $2M study of possible barriers to prevent future suicides. Not only are the barriers incredibly ugly, but present a threat of destabilizing the span. Turns out the Golden Gate Bridge is more like a violin than we thought.

Leave the bridge untouched. A simpler way to eliminate those pesky jumpers: ban pedestrians and cyclists entirely from the bridge. Because as per usual, it's the humans who are the problem.
· Executive Summary [GGB Suicide Deterrent System]

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA