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.
California State Parks 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!
NEAR-MISS BIKE VS VEHICLE INCIDENT
It is our understanding that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has jurisdiction over the Danger Zone – Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard, not the Contra Costa County Sherriff or California State Park Rangers. Therefore, we are asking the CHP to patrol the road, especially on weekends, and to issue tickets or CHP Warning Letters to motorists as…
SAFETY SIGNS – SILENT ANGELS OF SCENIC
The Silent Angels of Scenic have installed four safety message signs just before the entrance to South Gate Road, Mount Diablo State Park BICYCLES DESCENDING, DON’T BE INSANE, AVOID A CRASH, STAY IN YOUR LANE. These signs are known as ” Burma Shave ” signs. Thank You Silent Angels of Scenic! . .
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS – “STALL & DELAY” – DECEMBER 2019 TO PRESENT
Since the death of Maayan Jones (photo above) in 2019, the residents in the “Danger Zone” have attempted to engage Eddie Guaracha, Diablo Range District Superintendent, California State Parks; to improve the safety for All Park Visitors along this section of road. Please take a few minutes to become acquainted with the History of…
TRAFFIC VOLUME SURVEY($32,500) – MT. DIABLO SCENIC BLVD
California State Parks Spend $32,500 on this Traffic Volume Survey according to a Public Records Act Request.
DIABLO COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT DANGER ZONE LETTER TO STATE PARKS
“Our Board supports the position taken by our residents and the community and requests that you prioritze evaluation of the conditions of this dangerous section of road along with the vehicular and cyclists traffic to determine what improvements can and must be made to safeguard all users of Mt. Diablo Scenic. We would also welcome…
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.