How about motorcycles as a new delivery idea?
This is an image of a three-wheeled mail collection Indian motorcycle in Washington, D.C., in 1912. That's the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street. The motorcycle was used only on an experimental basis in DC.
Have you heard more engines revving on the highway now? Seen more fellow employees carrying helmets to work? Filling up a gas tank on a motorcycle, compared to the tank on a SUV, is relatively painless in spite of sky high prices. Many people are maintaining the size of their wallets by turning to the economic two or three wheel variety of transportation.
How about you? Do you ride one? Think they would work on a route?