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Brooklyn residents clear up Powell Blvd overpass – BikePortland

Volunteers, from proper to left: Garrett Hill, Man Berliner, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Irene Bachhuber, Cheryl Crowe (seated), Stephen Bachhuber, John Karabaic. Not pictured: Kathy Orton and Lee Orton.
SE ninth Road overpass of Powell Blvd. (Picture: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This can be a visitor article from Brooklyn neighborhood resident John Karabaic.

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9 volunteers with the Brooklyn Motion Corps eliminated moist, slippery leaves and trimmed low-hanging branches that narrowed the walkway and interfered with customers of the SE ninth Road Overpass at SE Powell Blvd.  Additionally they eliminated dust and vegetation that was narrowing the sidewalk close to the TriMet 19 bus cease in entrance of the south ramp of the bridge.

Since Brooklyn is surrounded on three sides by main city highways and on one by railroad tracks, the SE ninth Road overpass is a important piece of pedestrian and biking infrastructure out and in of the neighborhood. Stephen and Irene Bachhuber, together with different neighbors, have been repeatedly cleansing the overpass and trimming vegetation for years.  They’ve led the hassle to maintain this bridge protected and usable all yr spherical.

The sidewalk magically doubled in measurement!

Volunteer and BAC Board member Cheryl Crowe was shocked when she found that the sidewalk in entrance of the south ramp of the bridge didn’t have a grass strip subsequent to the bridge ramp. It simply had years of accrued dust and leaves that made it appear to be it was planted and made the sidewalk unnecessarily slim subsequent to an city freeway and bus cease.  Volunteers cleaned a few of it up, however have extra to do. There are some uneven areas of the sidewalk that have to be fastened and we have to take away extra vegetation previous the bus cease.

On Saturday, the volunteers even made it protected for tall bikes to cross beneath the bushes!

BAC Board member and volunteer Man Berliner was main a BAC neighborhood beautification initiative. After serving to to wash up, he seeded the slope with a local Pacific Northwest wildflower mix. Subsequent spring, bridge customers will see the colourful outcomes of that effort.

For those who dwell in or across the Brooklyn space and need to become involved with related efforts sooner or later, go to



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