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Tolls to rise on Golden Gate as board looks for $50 million for 'suicide net'

Original post made on Feb 13, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District's Board of Directors certified Friday morning a final environmental report on a proposed $50 million net system beneath the bridge that is intended to deter suicides.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Gunslinger, a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm

What?! Are you people nuts?! As if the bridge is the only way to kill themselves. Oh, I was gonna end my life but the nets are there, so I guess I'll go on livin

Posted by PhantomF4D, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Why not post signs, "Jumping Fee $50,000.00"? You know guys, all you will have left is a bunch of mangled suicide wannabe's to provide psychiatric care to for life. So, $50 mil becomes what, $50 bil? You can't save everybody! But, you can bankrupt the state...oh, I forgot, you already ARE... La, la la.....

Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

let me get this straight. We have elected and hired people who have decided to raise the tolls on people carpooling to $3 dollars so that they can fund a $50,000,000 net for wackos who want to kill themselves? What a bunch of geniuses. Let's see I bet there are many more places to jump from to kill yourself and guess what? I bet we have record people jumping off the Golden Gate bridge for fun now that they know they will not die.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

If a fence can prevent suicide, then charge charge charge to save a life!

What is really upsetting to the above posters is that a fence at our southern border cannot keep out the "illegals". tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

You can build a million fences and they will keep on comin...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...



Posted by letsgo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm

"$50 million net system beneath the bridge that is intended to deter suicides."

Not intended to prevent suicides, but deter them?

I also foresee people jumping into the net and getting injured then suing for millions.

Ok, so somewhere between 25 and 50 people a year commit suicide from the GGB. While I'm all for helping those who have these mental issues, it just seems that we could help more people somewhere else. How many hungry people could $50 million feed? How many unemployed could be retrained? These suicides, while tragic, are still choices these people are making.

Posted by Kafka-esque, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

In the spirit of the Olympics we need to start judging the suicide attempt-ees diving efforts. Competitive spirit right to the very end!

Oooh the Russian judge only gave Bob a 7.5, shoulda finished out that last flip before the flop.

Gimmee a break!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm

suicide is nothing to take lightly...another student in PTown committed's a tragic event for families, students and communities...

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