For last week’s question on Let’s Choose DC (a partnership of Greater Greater Washington, DCist, and PoPville), we asked the at-large DC Council candidates how to promote harmony between cyclists and drivers on the road. Your votes on their responses divide them neatly into two groups.



The top 3 candidates retain the same 1-2-3 ranking as in questions 3 (education) and 4 (growth): Matt Frumin and Elissa Silverman a close 1 and 2, and John Settles a clear but still competitive 3rd. All three had over 60% of voters view their responses either “very persuasive” or “persuasive.”

On the other end of the spectrum, the other 3 candidates who responded — Anita Bonds, Perry Redd, and Michael Brown — got less than 25% persuasive/very persuasive. Michael Brown did particularly poorly, with 29% of voters rating his response “very unpersuasive” and another 28% rating it “unpersuasive.”

Patrick Mara and Paul Zukerberg did not respond to this question.

And don’t forget to vote on this week’s question, on ethics! For that one, we have responses from all 7 candidates except Ms. Bonds. You have until Monday to vote, but why not do it today when perhaps you have a less hectic schedule?

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Surface Transit. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions here are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.