Thursday, September 3, 2009

U.S. Postal motor scooters


We're back at Ocala's main post office downtown. This is the first time I have seen these little postal scooters! Maybe they are test scooters to determine if this would be a less expensive way to deliver the mail - at least in some areas. The wouldn't be too much fun in the cold and rain, though. Whatever, I thought they were rather cute!

33 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Jacob Meister! I've never seen postal scooters before your photo! But I bet you've never seen postal snowmobiles like we started to use last winter in Eagan. I'll have to take a photo of one for you to see!

Don and Krise said...

Whoa!! Jacob, you need one of those for your "photomobile". All your equipment in the saddle bags just ready to spring out and snap whatever is going on. You could even get the leather jacket for added cool.

Eamon said...

It kind of looks like an airport scene Jacob. A bit high-tech for a post office. Anything's got to beat the posties pounding the beat every day, although all that walking does keep them fit!

cieldequimper said...

Cold and rain?! Here the guys still use bicycles in towns! I think it's a cool way!

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: Those scooters are cool. Let me know how you see them used.

Vogon Poet said...

Cold and rain? How many minutes in a year? I think the only real risk for these scoters are the gators roaming free everywhere...

Hyde DP said...

they do look rather quaint

Small City Scenes said...

They look like they might be fun to putt around in. What rain--well you know the slogan--through snow, sleet etc. Well??? MB

Paula said...

I never saw something like that. They are so funny.

Hilda said...

I think so too! And it looks like they can carry quite a lot!

Bibi said...

These are cute, and definitely would work well in your area, where there's probably not a lot of cold and rain!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Jacob !! The scooters are really looking beautiful...I have not seen such scooters before and thanks for comments on Jaipur City Daily Photo Blog..Unseen Rajasthan

Cezar and Léia said...

wow everything there is so clean and well settled!Different scooters!
You are right, very cute!
Léia

brattcat said...

Cold? Does it get cold in Ocala? I'd love to see a postal carrier race with these little scooters. It would be the sort of thing we'd have on Main Street in Brattleboro.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Cute little scooters! Seems like everything is developing backwards, huh? Five year from now they'll probably use bicycles or even donkeys. But the most money saving method is customers would be collecting their mail on their own form the post office. (;

B SQUARED said...

Cute and practical. Hope to see more of them. Just as an aside, do people still write letters anymore?

Halcyon said...

Hee! Those carts are cute. I'd be afraid our postal delivery person would get run over in one of those though!

Lois said...

I've never seen those before either Jacob. They are cute! In my mother's neighborhood in Jax Beach, the mailman still walks his route and the mailboxes are right at the front door.

Antjas said...

At first sight, i thought you were back in The Villages and these were Postal Service golf carts. The mind plays tricks you know.

Kcalpesh said...

Hey nice to see postal scooters. New concept for here the postman still goes on foot to deliver the snail-mail... the models are actually very cute...

Jacob said...

@ VP - LOL!

BeachILike said...

It is cute indeed :) but it must be more cute if it deliver my cards . .hehe..

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Memphis MOJO said...

I love those sccoters. I bet they're amazingly fun to drive.

Daryl said...

I have seen those scooters on the move, they are quick .. and every time I have I think of the restaurant on A1A called (I think) The Barefoot Postman? Something like that . gotta go look it up

jusdealem said...

I have never seen postal scooters. Very clever. I like the idea someone mentioned about a photo hunt scooter..I'll take one of those! :)

TheRandomTraveler said...

Never seen those before, around here, they seem to only use the trucks.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Indeed they are-:)
The mail doesn't come by scooters here - our mail man has a bicycle. We still live in the last milennium-:)
I think this would be an excellent solution instead.....

Best regards
Asta

Asta said...

...Oh - and I just noticed that you have 100 followers on this site. Congrationlations!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards
Asta

MJ said...

Great idea. So cute & I bet it saves $$ on gas, as well.

Jarart said...

I think it would be fun! I thought it didn't get cold in Florida.

Grace said...

I like your Blog Header...great Photo!
Happy Weekend!

Steve Myers, Broker said...

That's pretty interesting! I didn't know they had those!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder how it'll work. In my village we have community mailboxes so the mail person drives from major block of mailboxes to the the next. The countryside still gets mail delivered to the boxes at the end of their driveways though.

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