02 April 2010

Brits Slaughter the Postal Bicycle

Cycle Chic: The Royal Danish Post
So the Brits are ditching their bicycle postmen. Royal Mail is calling it "modernisation" and citing "safety" as the reason. Over a century of not only tradition but also role models for urban and rural mobility will soon be lost. It's just mad.

Does anyone know which company will be providing the vans to replace the bicycles? Was there lobby work at play? Wouldn't surprise me.

With a sigh of disgust I just figured I'd chuck a whole bunch of photos of postmen and women in Copenhagen doing what they've done for over a century.

Copenhagen Post Posten

Postal Service Sleetstorm

The Post Doesn't Stop Harbour Postman

Royal Danish Post Postal Worker

Postal Stylish Postal

Postal Carriers Autumn Postman

Royal Post

Cycle Chic as Danish Stamp danish stamp 2
And here's a spot of Cycle Chic on the left and a stamp celebrating Danish postal workers.