We walk daily in the neighborhood with young children, including to and from Oakridge Elementary. From our frequent walks, the current pedestrian safety issue is the utility pole in the middle of sidewalk on Ridge Rd near 23rd St. There is no pedestrian safety issue with the existing Meade St/Ridge Rd slip lane. People can cross now at the marked crosswalk at the stop sign on Meade St, far from the steady traffic on Ridge Rd. The county’s revision moves the pedestrian crossing next to Ridge Rd. Note that about 2 years ago a car ran off the road just south of there and wiped out 3 of the trees along the Ridge Rd sidewalk, so moving pedestrians closer to Ridge Rd is not safe. Changing that intersection is a waste of funds, less safe for pedestrians, and will make turning there more difficult for vehicles.