Creation of the First Bike Turnout in California (2014) and the United States.....

Back in 2014, the Mount Diablo Cyclists established a Working Group with the aim of designing a Bike Turnout for the roads within Mount Diablo State Park. Interestingly, Bike Turnouts were a novel concept, not found anywhere in California or the wider U.S. Here's a glimpse into the initial designs. By 2015/16, three Bike Turnouts were implemented as a Pilot program, featuring a Buffer positioned on the Inside. In 2017, we revamped the design strategy, opting to relocate the Buffer to the Outside for all forthcoming Bike Turnouts.