The following Safety Improvements were NOT voluntarily initiated by California State Parks. They were facilitated by the Tenacity and Persistence of Mount Diablo Cyclists, elected representatives, the voice of the media, and thousands of supporters! It's taken us 10 years of Dogged Determination, Public Record Act Requests, Surveys, Research, and Petitions to convince California State Parks to install 45 Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo State Park. 

  • 2022 (September) Facilitated the installation of 45 Bike Turnouts. South Gate Road = 17, North Gate Road = 16 and Summit Road = 12.  Mount Diablo installed 28 new and 17 old bike turnouts.
  • 2022 (September): We conducted a GPS Latitude/Longitude survey and confirmed 45 Bike Turnouts NOT 48 on Mount Diablo. The discrepancy between 48 and 45 is because California State Parks added asphalt to a few existing Bike Turnouts and counted them twice

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    • 2022 (February) Facilitated the Relocation of an Electronic Message Sign near the South Gate Road Boundary
    • 2021 (December) Facilitated a change to the Completion Date for the Bike Turnout Project Timeline to November 2022 instead of July 2023 (Special Thanks to Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan)
    • FY-2021/2022 Facilitated $1,500,000 in California State Budget to Fund Bike Turnout Project#2019-05: 77 Bike Turnouts (Special Thanks to State Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan)2021 Facilitated 4 Bike Turnouts: $79,055
    • 2019 (March 28th): Facilitated the signing of MDSP Bike Turnout Project#2019-05;  NOT FUNDED (Special Thanks to Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan)
    • 2019 Facilitated/created Mount Diablo App, free to all park visitors, volunteers, and staff (Unfortunately, California State Parks refuses to accept or even use the "Free App")
    • 2018 Facilitated/created the MDSP Bike Turnout Project#2019-05 to Install 77 Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo
    • 2018 Facilitated/created the Mandatory Verbal Motorists Safety Advisory for all motorists entering the Park (Unfortunately, Park Aides are NOT reading the Advisory to Motorists)
    • 2017 Facilitated 10 Bike Turnouts: paint only, $5,000
    • 2017 Received the Town of Danville Award of Merit and California Legislature Assembly, Certificate of  Recognition2016 Facilitated/created 3 Bike Turnouts as a Pilot Project
    • 2016 Facilitated/created the DO NOT PASS BIKES ON BLIND CURVES sign.
    • 2016 Facilitated the Road Striping & Signage Project on Mount Diablo ($300,000+), DO NOT PASS BIKES ON BLIND CURVES signs (35), AVOID CRASH SLOW DOWN (35), Sharrows every 1/2 mile in ascending lane, Solid Double Yellow lines and a Traffic Engineering Survey
    • 2015 Bike Turnouts were created by Mount Diablo Cyclists. Apparently, they do not exist anywhere else in California
    • Facilitated the reduction of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions from 2015 to 2020 by 80%
    • Facilitated the reduction of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions: 2015 (5), 2016 (2), 2017 (1), 2018 (0), 2019 (0), 2020 (1)(CHP Vehicle vs Bike, 4/8/2020)
    • Discovered that all types of Collisions were occurring approximately every two weeks on Mount Diablo: 2010 to 2015
    • Created Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook Group: 1700+ members
    • Petition to Install Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo: over 3,800 signatures
    • Petition to Improve Safety for Cyclists and Motorists: over 1,200 signatures
    • Facilitated Eagle Scout Projects to create and install 8 Bike Repair Boxes: Junction, Summit, Juniper Campground, South Gate Kiosk, Mitchell Canyon, Burma Rd/North Gate Rd, Macedo Ranch, and Live Oak Campground
    • Conducted Cyclist, Motorist, and Traffic Speed Surveys
    • Facilitated Cyclist donated Bike Rack at Summit
    • Formed Cyclist Volunteer Pot Hole Repair Team to repair roads and trim vegetation
    • Celebrated these accomplishments with an Official Ceremony on October 7, 2016, recognizing State Parks officials, local legislators, and Mount Diablo Cyclists
    • 2021 (December) Facilitated a change to the Completion Date for the Bike Turnout Project Timeline to November 2022 instead of July 2023 (Special Thanks to Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan)
    • FY-2021/2022 Facilitated $1,500,00 in California State Budget to Fund Bike Turnout Project#2019-05: 77 Bike Turnouts (Special Thanks to State Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan)
    • 2021 Facilitated 4 Bike Turnouts: $79,055
    • 2019 (March 28th): Facilitated the signing of MDSP Bike Turnout Project#2019-05;  NOT FUNDED (Special Thanks to Senator Glazer & Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan)
    • 2019 Facilitated/created Mount Diablo App, free to all park visitors, volunteers, and staff
    • 2018 Facilitated/created the MDSP Bike Turnout Project#2019-05 to Install 77 Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo
    • 2018 Facilitated/created the Mandatory Verbal Motorists Safety Advisory for all motorists entering the Park (Unfortunately, Park Aides are NOT reading the Advisory to Motorists)
    • 2017 Facilitated 10 Bike Turnouts: paint only, $5,000
    • 2017 Received the Town of Danville Award of Merit and California Legislature Assembly, Certificate of  Recognition
    • 2016 Facilitated/created 3 Bike Turnouts as a Pilot Project 
    • 2016 Facilitated/created the DO NOT PASS BIKES ON BLIND CURVES sign. (This sign is ONLY on Mount Diablo and is NOT in Caltrans)
    • 2016 Facilitated the Road Striping & Signage Project on Mount Diablo ($300,000+), DO NOT PASS BIKES ON BLIND CURVES signs (35), AVOID CRASH SLOW DOWN (35), Sharrows every 1/2 mile in ascending lane, Solid Double Yellow lines and a Traffic Engineering Survey
    •  2015 Bike Turnouts were created by Mount Diablo Cyclists. Apparently, they do not exist anywhere else in California
    • Facilitated the reduction of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions from 2015 to 2020 by 80%
    • Facilitated the reduction of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions: 2015 (5), 2016 (2), 2017 (1), 2018 (0), 2019 (0), 2020 (1)(CHP Vehicle vs Bike, 4/8/2020)
    • Facilitated the total number of Collisions: 2015 (16), 2016 (12), 2017 (10), 2018 (5)
    • Discovered that all types of Collisions were occurring approximately every two weeks on Mount Diablo: 2010 to 2015
    • Created Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook Group: 1700+ members
    • Petition to Install Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo: over 3,800 signatures
    • Petition to Improve Safety for Cyclists and Motorists: over 1,200 signatures
    • Installed 8 Bike Repair Boxes(4 Eagle Scout Project): Junction, Summit, Juniper Campground, South Gate Kiosk, Mitchell Canyon, Burma Rd/North Gate Rd, Macedo Ranch, and Live Oak Campground
    • Conducted Cyclist, Motorist, and Traffic Speed Surveys
    • Facilitated Cyclist donated Bike Rack at Summit
    • Formed Cyclist Volunteer Pot Hole Repair Team to repair roads and trim vegetation
    • Established Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook
    • Celebrated these accomplishments with an Official Ceremony on October 7, 2016, recognizing State Parks officials, local legislators, and Mount Diablo Cyclists
    • Created the Mount Diablo Bicycle Descending Technique  (Unfortunately, California State Parks REFUSED to share or post this Life-Saving Descending Technique)
    • Created the Mount Diablo App and offered it free to California State Parks. (Unfortunately, California State Parks REFUSED to accept it or use it)
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