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Could you please tell me why I see the mailmen in Lawrence walking? Our mailman used to drive his truck to each house; now I see him walking, and I was wondering why.

Generally, there are three kinds of mail routes in Lawrence: all-vehicle, all-walking and "park and loop," a mix of walking and driving. The routes are set by postal officials, not the letter carriers.

Without a specific address, Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said he couldn't comment on why your mailman is walking instead of driving, though it's possible the makeup of your mailman's route may have changed.

"We try to set the routes as efficiently as possible," Reynolds said.


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