Evans and Silverman at an event in May. Photo by The Aardvark on Flickr.

Political debate mostly filled with platitudes, big surprise: Cary Silverman and Jack Evans debated last week but revealed few differences. Both instinctively oppose the reduction of parking minimums, according to reader A. If you missed it, here’s my take on the race.

Meanwhile in Ward 8: The Barry Stops Here is a new blog devoted to electing someone other than Marion Barry for Ward 8 Council.

More Met Branch progress: The contract is signed for the NY Ave to Franklin Street portion of the trail, reports the WashCycle, among other positive developments.

Climate riding to DC: ClimateRide, a five day bike ride from New York to DC to raise money for (against) climate change, has a few spots left for riders on the entire trip or just for the last day coming into DC.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). 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 in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.