Re: [messengers] U.S. Postal Service

Date: 31 Mar 2010 14:23:57 +0200
From: "Mr. White" <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>


Comment by Roy Mayall (:)) in the Guardian today:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/31/postal-service-cycling-environment

On 30 March 2010 23:41, eoin mcnulty-goodwin
<eoinmcnultygoodwin@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> “We expect to see a reduction in the number of delivery accidents as a
> result of our rollout of the new delivery technology"......"new delivery
> technology", what new delivery technology.....i saw no mention of this in
> the article at all.......are they going to magic letters and parcels from
> the post office through your front door from now on?....is there going to
> be
> hover-vehicles to rise above the danger at street level?.....i'd like to
> talk to 'outgoing chief executive' Crozier and quiz him on that one.
> they mention walking with trolleys and replacing bicycles with vans but
> this
> dude I'm not afraid to say is sorely mistaken if he thinks walking, or vans
> are 'new delivery technology'.
> this e-mail will surely make him change his 'outgoing' mind......somebody
> forward it to him..STAT!
>
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Buffalo Bill <bill_buffalo@xxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > The UK post office has just recently announced that they are going to
> phase
> > out bicycles for reasons of 'safety'
> >
> > http://bit.ly/96eVDf
> >
> > ....?
> > bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 07896421556
> > www.movingtargetzine.com
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Esbrandt <pinchflats@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:28:22
> > To: <Messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [messengers] U.S. Postal Service
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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