Note to Self:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mail Bike

I came across this photo the other day. It's actually a German mail bike...what a great idea...maybe it's something the U.S. should take up (in urban areas) to help our ailing mail system (hey, it would keep fuel costs down). Intrigued, I googled "mail bicycle" and found a ton of hits (click here if you'd like to see the search results)...it seems almost every country in the EU is (or at one time) delivers mail (post) by bike. Hey, it was originally delivered by horse...instead of being called the Pony Express we could call it the Bicycle Express.

3 comments:

greenobike said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208378/Last-post-Royal-Mail-bike-After-120-years-cycles-way-mechanised-trolleys--China.html

2whls3spds said...

Nope, too simple. I am old enough to remember when the mail carriers WALKED their routes. Now they are closing the neighborhood post offices in the name of efficiency. Ah how we regress!

Aaron

Jeff said...

Thanks for the link, greenobike. It saddens me to see the continued decline in the British tradition. First the red telephone booth, next the double decker bus...now the Pashley clad postie.