Don’t get me wrong, I like Snohomish County’s “Safe Kids, Improved Pathways” project, but it seems to me that the county Public Works Department may be spending money just to use up the budget for this year’s portion of the project. As an example, the county intends on constructing a 5-foot-wide gravel shoulder down a four-block long dead end road. The road is 95th Avenue SE near the Maltby Monroe Elementary School, on 212th Street S.E. This road is 22 feet wide and already has unimproved shoulders; it is really just a 4-block long cul-de-sac with so little traffic the kids play in the road and leave their bikes and trikes in the street. Surely there must be another, busier section of road that would be a better, more efficient use of our tax dollars for children’s safety.