Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut greenhouse gas pollution and encourage people to walk and bike.
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The bridge's board of directors voted last month to study the toll as part of an effort to close a projected five-year deficit of $33 million.
Bridge spokeswoman Priya Clemens says the board will be able to respond once its members have had a chance to review the legislation. For now, staff will continue to study the possible fee.
The bridge had a 10-cent sidewalk toll from May 1937 to December 1970.