SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS: 2015 to 2022

The following Safety Improvements were Facilitated by the Tenacity, Persistence, and Determination of Mount Diablo Cyclists Leadership Team/Members and the Support of Elected Representatives, Media, and the Public:

  • 2022 (April 16th) Created: STAY ALERT - STAY ALIVE - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
  • 2022 (March 31st) Facilitated a New Motorist Safety Message -  WARNING! WARNING!, BIKES COMING DOWNHILL, STAY IN  YOUR LANE, PASS ONLY WHEN, VISUALLY CLEAR, AVOID CRASH (South Gate Road Boundary).

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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 $1,500,00 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
  • 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.
  • 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: 1600 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 Mount Diablo Bicycle Descending Technique
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