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Wash Cycle Laundry Lends Its Feet to the Fight For #SEPTA247

April 1, 2014

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While Philadelphians continue to wait for SEPTA’s decision on whether or not to implement a test period for late night El and Subway service – of course they should – which they announced they would consider after the #SEPTA247 petition I started gained over 2k signatures in just a few days, today I’m happy to find out that at least one Philly-based organization is stepping up to the challenge of better transportation for the city of Philadelphia!

This morning, Wash Cycle Laundry, Philly’s sustainable laundry company that delivers by bicycle, emailed me to announce that they will (for at least some amount of time) supplement Septa’s late night El and Subway service by offering transportation during off-hours! (A WAY better option, I believe, than waiting endlessly for an overcrowded ‘Night Owl’ bus.) All in an effort to raise awareness for the #SEPTA247 campaign, and to help Philadelphia continue down a path toward more green transpiration options – no matter the time of day!

They go on to add in their email…

“Since 2010, Wash Cycle Laundry has hauled nearly 2 million pounds of cargo through Philadelphia, proving that bikes are a scalable and environmentally-friendly alternative to cars for urban transport. The next logical step from transporting people’s laundry was to move the people themselves, especially at a time of day when there’s a need for a safe, sustainable solution. Reducing carbon emissions by using mass transit can only be topped by the trailer-equipped bicycles at Wash Cycle, for which the only carbon emissions are the heavy breathing of our cyclists.”

So pumped that Wash Cycle Laundry is helping out in such a huge way! If only SEPTA took our city’s transpiration needs so seriously.

UPDATE (4/2): In case you hadn’t suspected, this was in fact an April Fools’ joke! In part to help raise awareness for #SEPTA247http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Transit-Hoax-Highlights-Campaign-for-Overnight-SEPTA-Service-253470191.html

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