Updated 26.10.2023

23 October 2009

Alternative Post

Paris Alternative Post

William and Gerry both sent us a link to a story on the BBC about a bicycle messenger who is becoming an alternative to the Royal Mail. Great stuff. He's not just competing against the might of the Royal Mail, he's competing against their fleet of 33,000 bicycles. Which sounds even cooler.

The related photo, above, was taken in Paris a couple of weeks ago. The name says it all. Alternative Post.

So now we have a theme and now I have a reason to chuck a load of photos of postal workers into the theme.

Cycle Chic: The Royal Danish Post

The Royal Danish Post.


King Bikes Budapest
United States Postal Service

Hungarian postal bike and a US postal service box on a bike.



And here's a slough of Danish postal shots featuring the bicycle. The Royal Danish Post designs their own bikes. They have new ones now and all the old ones went to Estonia. I used to deliver the post on Saturdays and the bikes are sturdy and reliable. The cargo bikes are pretty decent, too.

Postal Carriers
Royal Danish Post


Harbour Postman


Stylish Postal
Postal Worker


Postal Service


Royal Post
Royal Danish Post

There. Got all that out of my system.