Friday, February 26, 2010

How to Green the Post Office - UPDATED

Solving problems is what I do, so I thought I'd put a little more work into responding to this comment:

Yes, and make mail theft incredibly easy and undetectable, unless I suppose you install locks on each box, and install a security camera.

Below is my diagram. You have the road on one side, a sidewalk on the other. Ever mailbox would be individually locked with a door on both sides, and there would be a lockable lid on the mailboxes for the post office. They'd open the lid, pop the mail into the boxes, close the lid and lock them back up. The mail would be secure--more secure than the current arrangement--and no pedestrians would have to go out into the street to get their mail.





How to Green the Post Office

It's simple, really. Rather than having a mailbox on every house, you put them all on the corners of the blocks. No one would be farther than half a block from their mailbox, and most people would just pick up their mail on the way home (just like they stop at the mailbox before heading down the driveway). It would take far fewer vehicles, miles traveled, and personnel, and thus reduce costs tremendously.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and make mail theft incredibly easy and undetectable, unless I suppose you install locks on each box, and install a security camera.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Octavo Dia said...

It is already done this way in Puerto Rico. Maybe I just don't spend much time reading Puerto Rican news, but it can't be that bad.

Having locks wouldn't be much of a problem, as they already do that in apartment buildings.

2:43 PM  
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