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!
211,565 VEHICLES TRAVELED THRU THE “DANGER ZONE” FY 16/17
Mount Diablo State Park Statistical Report 2016/17 Fiscal Year “PAID DAY USE (vehicles traveling up) = 176,304 Double 176,304 to include vehicles traveling down South/North Gate Roads = 352,608 Majority (60%+) of vehicles travel up/down South Gate Road thru the “Danger Zone” = 211,565 Vehicles are only counted when South Gate Kiosk is staffed In…
BLIND CURVE #2 MEMORIAL FOR MAAYAN JONES (7/11/2019)
Maayan Jones was hit by a vehicle on Blind Curve #2, Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd (June 26, 2019). Maayan loved to ride a bike and especially enjoyed riding up Mount Diablo. Please take a moment to remember Maayan the next time you travel up the mountain.
1941 “SOUTH GATE KIOSK”
By 1941 a Kiosk and flag pole were added, right side of Park Entrance Building in photo above (Location near 2659 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd)
2005 DIABLO COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT “PRIVATE ROAD” SIGNS
DCSD PRIVATE ROAD signs, 2557 and Athenian School, Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd