#TBT: The Craziest Old Laws Still on the Books in San Francisco


Oh, San Francisco. We're known for doing things our own way, so why should our laws be any different? Here are 10 crazy laws (not to be confused with crazy in-laws) that are still in effect in the city. Don't be surprised if you find some confusing, or if you've broken one or two. We have a feeling you won't need to lawyer-up anytime soon.

No Exposed Bread in the Streets

via Sydney Cyclist

Another law, that came from the bubonic plague hitting San Francisco from 1900 to 1904, is the ordinance forbidding transport of bread, pastry, or cakes in "open baskets or exposed containers" through public streets. All those French moments you've had riding the hills of San Francisco with bread peeking out of your bike basket? Illegal!

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