It's time for another chapter in the Mt. Pleasant library fight: recently ANC1C (the Mt. Pleasant Advisory Neighborhood Commission) funded a study into the redesign of the library, and it found pretty much exactly what the District Library Dynamos had been complaining about: the ramp is long and steep, it is unfair because it makes ramp users go to the back of the library, and the alley is too narrow.
However, it should be noted that ANC1C commissioner Chris Otten is also the main spokesperson for the District Library Dynamos. One could argue whether or not it's a conflict of interest, the ANC funding a study that addresses questions brought by a group an ANC commissioner is involved with. Then again, you could argue he's just being active in the neighborhood, but either way, I'm not terribly surprised that the study agrees with the Dynamos' arguments. The City Paper commenters (full disclosure, the first of which is me) make good points too -- how can a wheelchair ramp be both too steep and too long?
Here's the full report on the ANC1C's site.
Photo: not of the ramp