Right here in Cambridge, MA we have a new, formalized delivery service called New Amsterdam Project which is profiled today in the Christian Science Monitor. New Amsterdam Project is part of a growing group of bicycle-based delivery services around the country. They are different from our pedi-cab group in that they want to replace the deliveries currently being done by light trucks - deliveries of restaurant supplies and manufactured goods.
It seems that now even UPS is considering bike-based delivery of packages. I know women who swoon over the UPS man in shorts. Just imagine his legs if he were on a bike!