Emory Village Update : 1 hour parking, PEDS award

From the Alliance to Improve Emory Village

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AIEV Update
November 18, 2011

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Two updates from Emory Village:
-- one-hour parking
-- PEDS award
In order to support parking in Emory Village for patrons of the Village, DeKalb County recently approved parking restrictions to one-hour parking in certain areas.  Read more in the AJC story:


PEDS, Atlanta's pedestrian advocacy organization, recently recognized  pedestrian improvements in the Village.  Read more:

AIEV Receives PEDS Golden Shoe Award for Emory Village Project

The Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) and DeKalb County received a PEDS Golden Shoe Award this week for the Emory Village roundabout and “road diet” project  As part of the project, a  section of North Decatur Road through the Village was reduced from four lanes to three, and new bike lanes and improved sidewalks were added.

PEDS – the region’s leading advocate for pedestrians – presented its 12th annual Golden Shoe Awards at a celebration to honor the people, projects, and places that have contributed significantly this year to making metro Atlanta communities more walkable. DeKalb County Commissioner Kathy Gannon introduced the Golden Shoe winners, and PEDS President Sally Flocks highlighted their innovative design solutions that create walkable places,

AIEV is an all-volunteer, non-profit community organization that has worked for more than a decade to create a safe, pedestrian friendly, economically viable
Village. Over the past decade, the alliance of local neighbors, Emory Village businesses and property owners, and representatives from Emory University developed and championed a revitalization plan, whichresulted in the Village being designated as a “Livable Center” by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and helped attract a $2.1 million grant to fund public improvements, such as the streetscape enhancements. The plan also attracted nearly $1 million in matching funds from DeKalb County for traffic, street, and pedestrian improvements – including the new roundabout, which has replaced the Village’s formerly congested main intersection.  

Construction is expected to be completed early next year on additional sidewalks and a new garden park next to the roundabout which will include a water feature, kiosk, and a well to provide water for the landscaping in the park including the more  than 40 trees to be planted in the Village. AIEV is currently raising funds to finish the park and other greening efforts on the edges of the Village.

In accepting the award, AIEV Chair Lois Berthaume thanked DeKalb County, ARC, the LCI and the neighborhood for “bringing the village back to be the center of the community and believing that it could once again provide a safe environment for pedestrians.”

For more on the Village, visit www.emoryvillage.org.


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