Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Postage Stamps Promote Green Transportation. Who Knew?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 01:39 PM
Not to mention car pooling, biking, and walking.
TN's Jackie Yamanaka received a letter with the above stamp, leading us to immediately research its provenance.
It turns out the U.S. Postal Service has produced a series of stamps with eco-friendly messages. One of them encourages the use of public transit. The others exhort recipients to "choose to walk," "share a ride," "maintain tire pressure," and "ride a bike."
It's also possible to purchase a stamp celebrating American infrastructure -- like Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Just a tip in case you want to send some snail mail TN's way we haven't seen these in person yet: