All Aboard Erie, with Bike Erie, hosted a Candidates’ Forum, including all four mayoral and county executive candidates, on Tuesday October 3rd, at 6:30, in the Maple/Oak Classroom at Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road. This was held with All Aboard Erie’s annual Membership Meeting.
We strongly encouraged people to carpool to this event, because parking was limited. Overflow parking was be available on the west side of Asbury Road, near the athletic facilities, about 100 feet south of the main entrance.
This unique Forum focused on transportation issues, especially mass transit, and the economic and social benefits of Transit-Oriented Design. Issues were discussed that were probably not be discussed at any other event. Transportation is something we use all day, every day, whether it’s walking to the store, riding your bike to the library, taking the bus to work, driving your car, or taking a business trip on Amtrak. Although it is rarely discussed, effective transportation is vital to Erie’s growth and development. This forum let you know how the candidates feel about all aspects of transportation, including parking.
The audience was able to submit questions (written on cards).
Refreshments (cider and cookies) were provided. The forum was free; membership in All Aboard Erie costs $10 per year. A special deal was offered to people who became members.