Tips for Navigating a Roundabout

(Courtesy of PEDS, an Atlanta-based pedestrian advocacy organization at www.peds.org)

Pedestrians:

  1. Never walk through a roundabout or cross through the center island (motorists expect you will use the crosswalks and will look for you there).
  2. As pedestrians approach the crosswalk, look LEFT to make sure cars stop for you.
  3. Cross to the next pedestrian island, and look RIGHT to make sure cars stop for you.  Finish crossing to the opposite crosswalk.

Cyclists:

  1. Cyclists should walk their bicycles across the pedestrian crosswalk.
  2. If riding in the roundabout, navigate it like motorists.
  3. Do not hug the curb.  Ride in the middle of the lane to prevent vehicles from passing you.
  4. Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.  Signal when making turns out of the roundabout. For more information on safe cycling, visit www. bike.emory.edu.

Motorists:

  1. When approaching the roundabout, slow down to the posted speed.  Stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk; they have the right-of-way.
  2. As drivers enter the roundabout, yield to approaching vehicles.  Wait for a gap in traffic, and merge RIGHT into the roundabout.
  3. When in the roundabout, continue until you reach your street. Never stop for other cars while in the roundabout.
  4. To exit the roundabout, signal, then bear right to exit the roundabout.  Stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk while exiting.

Yogli-Mogli Frozen Yogurt is the Village’s Newest Cool Spot

yogliAs Emory Village streetscape improvements get underway, everyone from construction workers to Emory students to neighbors now have a fun, delicious place to enjoy a cool treat. Yogli-Mogli is a new metro-Atlanta franchise, with several locations – the latest being at 1403 Oxford Rd., in part of the old Druid Hills Bookstore space. They’ve dressed it up with a new brick facing, an outdoor patio, and a room in the back that can be rented for special events.

The décor is bright and colorful, which fits right in with Yogli-Mogli’s 16 varieties of nutritious, low-fat frozen yogurt, plus over 40 diverse toppings, including lots of healthy, fresh-cut fruit selections. Everything is self-serve, so you can mix and match your favorite flavors and toppings – plus, it’s sold by the ounce, which means “you can get exactly how much of a treat you want at the price you want,” according to manager Twyla Miranda.

During streetscape and roundabout construction, it’s more important than ever to support all the businesses in the Village – so come give yourself a cool treat at the new Yogli-Mogli!

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 – 10; Fri.-Sat., 10 – 11; Sun., 11 – 11. Phone: 404-377-2108

 

(August 31, 2010 )

One-Hour Parking Limit in Village

Tsigno improve access to Emory Village, DeKalb County is now limiting parking to one hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on North Decatur and Oxford roads in and near Emory Village. The new restrictions are expected to support patrons of the Village businesses in this busy intersection.