In addition to raising the car toll another $1 come 2013, the board of directors of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is considering charging bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the bridge following the completion of seismic upgrades to the pedestrian walkways. The board meets today to review these proposals, which are meant to close a projected $132 million deficit over the next five years.

While this proposal seems kind of crazy to us given the oddity of paying to walk across something, we suppose it's just another way to bilk the tourists -- and it sure isn't as batshit insane as this proposal by the Committee for Pedestrian Tolls in New York City, which suggests installing toll booths on sidewalks to enter the area between 14th and 59th Streets because, and we quote, pedestrians "cause every bit as much damage to our infrastructure as drivers." Ha!