All Aboard Erie, with Bike Erie, will host 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 is being held with All Aboard Erie’s annual Membership Meeting.

We strongly encourage people to carpool to this event, because parking is limited. Overflow parking will be available on the west side of Asbury Road, near the athletic facilities, about 100 feet south of the main entrance.

This unique Forum will focus on transportation issues, especially mass transit, and the economic and social benefits of Transit-Oriented Design. You will hear issues discussed that will 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. This forum will let you know how the candidates feel about all aspects of transportation, including parking. Although it is rarely discussed, effective transportation is vital to Erie’s growth and development.

The audience will be able to submit questions (written on cards).

Refreshments (cider and cookies) will be provided. The forum is free; membership in All Aboard Erie costs $10 per year. A special deal will be offered to people who become members.

Be sure to attend this important event. Watch the candidates interact. Hear their vision for Erie.