On September 28, 2023, several residents of Diablo, California built a fence blocking a Dedicated Public Easement (trail connector) to discourage hikers and cyclists from walking and riding on the streets of Diablo. The legality of this fence is very much in question. Legal action is being taken in Contra Costa County Superior Court (Case No. C23-02578) to take down the fence and reopen this Dedicated Public Easement to Mount Diablo State Park. Legal actions cost money, and your donation is needed to reach our goal of $50,000.
This trail connector has been used for over 100 years by thousands of hikers and cyclists to safely access Mount Diablo State Park. It allows them to avoid the most dangerous sections of Diablo Road and Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. The Dedicated Public Easement connects Alameda Diablo to Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd near the South Entrance to Mount Diablo State Park. Many people depend on this trail connector for safe access to the mountain. They include local mountain bike clubs serving middle and high school students, walkers, hikers, bike riders, residents and non-residents alike.
Legal action is the only way we can reopen this important Dedicated Public Easement and keep it open. Please make a gift to help reopen this 100-year-old trail connector so everyone can safely access Mount Diablo State Park.
All money raised goes directly to the legal team fighting to reopen the Dedicated Public Easement.
Gifts of any size are welcome! Please consider a gift that reflects your ability and support to reopen the trail connector.
For more information on the Dedicated Public Easement, the history, amazing videos, and the legal efforts underway visit BikeDanville.org
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