Last seen banished to some corner of San Francisco's idea purgatory, the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barriers have returned, stronger than ever. Well, relatively. Final results from the bridge district's online survey are back, and in a reversal of previous numbers, most people are now in favor of some sort of barrier. Here's what we mean by "most people": collectively, the five barrier designs in the survey garnered 50.13 percent of the vote, beating out "no barrier," which got 49.87 percent, by a hair. A really, really thin hair. How the tides have turned — only a week ago, 55 percent voted against the proposal. The favorite: Option "1A," a vertical 8-foot bars added to the outside handrail. (Close behind, a horizontal net.) The district's board will likely vote on a proposal in October or November, with a possible construction beginning a year from then. Change is nigh?!
· Suicide barrier gaining support [Examiner]
· Extreme Preservation: No Net for GG Bridge? [Curbed SF]
· Public Sounds Off On Bridge Barrier Designs [Curbed SF]
· Golden Gate Bridge Barrier Renderings Revealed [Curbed SF]