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. Don't take our word for it: Read the History
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1931 CALIFORNIA “GRANTED 60FT EASEMENT”
“It’s been 60 years since the Mt. Diablo Scenic easement was given the promise of a good new road at the point of the Calle Crespi easement to be constructed in the near future.” (Resident letter, 4/23/1988, 2087 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd)