I just saw this story, I hadn't even heard that they were considering this but it just passed. They have decided to put up a net extending 25 feet out from the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent people from committing suicide by jumping off the bridge. There were other options that they were considering- different types of bars/railings (described in article) but this was the idea that passed. Not sure how it works exactly but it sounds like a good idea to me. Hopefully it saves some people. http://www.ktvu.com/news/17621359/detail.html SAN FRANCISCO -- Supporters of a suicide prevention barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge are hailing the bridge district's selection Friday of a net system under the bridge as the means to stop people from leaping to their deaths. The bridge district board voted 14-1 this morning in favor of the net system that will cost between $40-$50 million and $78,000 a year to maintain.