History Danger Zone 1920 to 2021
The primary access to Mount Diablo State Park is Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard, a small, narrow, old road that is deadly dangerous. Since 1931 California State Parks has had an easement over this private road so as to provide access for park visitors. Their easement includes a half-mile narrow and twisting section of Scenic we call “The Danger Zone,” where a cyclist was killed in 2019 and multiple near-misses occur on a daily basis. Yet, the State has no plan to address the safety of The Danger Zone for their visitors and, in fact, has been quietly obstructionist to all efforts to improve the situation. But don’t take our word for it: Read the History. Then, please, send in any additional information, emails, documents, surveys, photos, videos and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you and to making The Danger Zone on Scenic safer for park visitors and all users of the road!
Video Survey Danger Zone (Blind Curve #3) Solid Double Yellow Line
On July 17, 2021 (10am to 11am) a Video Survey was conducted of All Mount Diablo State Park Visitor Vehicles, Bicycles and Hikers traveling up/down at Blind Curve #3, Danger Zone, Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. Where numerous Near-Miss Bike vs Vehicle and Actual Collisions have occurred. No Vehicle crossed over the Solid Double Yellow Line,…
On July 12, 2021 the “Silent Angels of Scenic” Installed a Solid Double Yellow Line in the “Danger Zone” on Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
Park Visitor Vehicles Parking in the Danger Zone: 20 Boy Scouts Hiking to the Summit of Mount Diablo State Park, July 11, 2021
1976 CA State Parks Installs Curve Warning and Speed Limit Signs
Directly across from 2421 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd (South Gate Farm)
Photo taken November 14, 2020 (Original Sign: 45 yrs old)
STATE PARKS RESPONSE TO APRIL 19, 2021 LETTER
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION Diablo Range District 15751 Tesla Road Livermore, CA 94550June 16, 2020 Armando Quintero, Director Your letter dated April 19, 2021, to Director Quintero has been referred to me for response. We understand the concerns regarding improving access, increasing safety, as well as working towards a long-term Road Maintenance Plan for…