SF Leaders consider closing Twin Peaks at Night

September 19, 2017 13:06
SF Leaders consider closing Twin Peaks at Night

On Monday night the leaders of San Francisco considered a proposal to close Twin Peaks daily from dusk to dawn. Police say its matter of safety over sightseeing as crime has increased at this tourist attraction.

A group of friends at Twin Peaks on Monday said they couldn't imagine the spectacular overlook being shut down.

"More security, yeah, that would be great because this is so beautiful," said Megan Allbritten of Oakland. "You can't just close it off. This is something for everybody to see, straight up."

But San Francisco police have seen more than the views up there at night. Capt. John Sanford aggravated assaults and noise complaints are common.

Supervisor Norman Yee has proposed gates at both entrances that lead up to Twin Peaks to keep vehicles out of here from dusk until dawn.

"If you put it down half a mile, most kids, most people that are going to do bad things are not going to walk up the hill," he said.

Increase in Police Patrols and recently installed security cameras reduced crime says the police, but one neighbour says it’s still not enough. Yee says he has a lot of support from other members of the board, and he believes city can get the gates up by the end of the year.

By A.s

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