Canada Post announced plans to eliminate home delivery of mail and replace this service with super-mailboxes in major Canadian centres, including Vancouver. A CBC article states that home deliveries in major urban centres “will be phased out over the next 5 years.” Do you believe this is the right direction for Canada Post to pursue for mail delivery? Will you be affected?
A Town Hall will be hosted by MPs Libby Davies (Vancouver East) and Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) to discuss the cuts to Canada Post’s home delivery services. The event will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive).
Further details are on the event are available here.
The changes by Canada Post raise a number of questions about access for seniors and people with disabilities.
In terms of impacts on streetscapes and urban form, an open question is where will these boxes be located? Are the new super-mailboxes to be placed in parks, at street intersections, or along arterials? How many super-mailboxes are there in Vancouver at the moment? What are the best practices in new developments elsewhere in Canada and around the world?