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  

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!

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2020 MONTHLY VISITOR ATTENDANCE

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1988 SIDERS VS STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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1988 “PLAINTIFFS HAVE NO RIGHT TO ESTABLISH A TOLL ROAD”

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1991 “PLAINTIFF’S TRIAL BRIEF” “THE ROAD IS DANGEROUS”

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2019: “East Bay Times”

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/08/30/borenstein-cyclist-might-be-alive-if-california-parks-hadnt-ignored-judges-order/
Cyclist Mayaan Jones was killed along this stretch of Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard. The back end of the vehicle that struck him is shown in the lower right. The photo was taken and provided by an observer who wishes to remain anonymous.

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CHP WARNING (EDUCATIONAL) LETTER: “DANGER ZONE”

We are asking the CHP to issue Warning (Educational) Letters (example below) to motorists who are observed driving in an unlawfull manner per CHP guidelines and according to the California Vehicle Code: 21751 & 21752 (a).

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CHP JURISDICTION: “DANGER ZONE” MT. DIABLO SCENIC BLVD

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has Jurisdiction on Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. Unfortuately, the CHP has REFUSED TO PATROL THE “DANGER ZONE.” Why isn’t California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21751 & 21752(a) Enforced in the “Danger Zone?” CHP has NOT replied to the letter below. We have sent several follow-up emails and phone calls. The CHP…

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Solid Double Line: $10,000 “Danger Zone”

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2019 CA STATE PARKS MEETING

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VIDEO SURVEY: 768 (97%) VEHICLES CROSSED VITURAL CENTERLINE”

Open Tab: Survey “Danger Zone” 60% of Vehicles are Bicycles to read the Video Survey Results. The 30 Photos below represent a few of the 768 vehicles (97%) that Crossed Over the Vitual Centerline at Blind Curve #2 as they drove from the Mount Diablo State Park direction