Re: [messengers] U.S. Postal Service

Date: 29 Mar 2010 22:41:28 +0200
From: "Mr. White" <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>


The Irish postal service, An Post, still use a fleet of Pashley post bikes.
Mainly all old stock but most local postal service is done on bicycle still,
which is nice :)

On 29 March 2010 21:28, Paul Esbrandt <pinchflats@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>
>
> Join the Party, Pals!
>
> Seems like the U.S. Postal Service is losing money like the rest of us. So,
> now they want to step back from 6 day delivery to 5 days.
> Hmmm, I wonder if they cut back from their motorized fleet to a fleet of
> bicycles and cargo bikes, if they could save a lot more money.
> Does the U.S. postal service use bicycles anywhere? I haven't seen them. I
> think I have seen them use Segways.
> Question, would you be willing to wear a U.S. Postal uniform and join the
> Feds? Hey, great bennies!
> Has anybody thought about suggesting this to them?
> Are there any other countries that, their national mailing service use
> bicycles?
>
> Article about the cut-back:
>
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703312504575141932505872768.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond
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