Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

USPS mail delivery by bike

Washcycle noticed a Postal Service press release ("Green Mail Delivery Saves Postal Service Millions") mentions that the USPS does deliver mail by bike in a handful of communities.

It turns out that the USPS delivers mail by bike in only three places – Sun City, Arizona, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Miami Beach, Florida.
USPS Mail Delivery Bike
USPS Mail Delivery Bike, St. Petersburg, Florida. Flickr photo by cobrabyte.

See the entry "Mail Delivery by Bike" from the Utility Cycling blog for more, including the history of mail delivery by bike, a discussion of United Parcel Service using bikes during the holiday season, and experience overseas.

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