After transporting two large pizzas home last weekend with no problems, I decided to send an email to the pizza company we ordered from and share my idea of having bicycle delivery service offered for 3 mile or less orders (of course I hinted that I would be interested in doing the job). Their response:
"Great idea, and we appreciate your interest. We have seen motorbike and bicycle deliveries in very densely populated areas (near office buildings, high-rise apartment buildings, etc.) Our method of delivery uses hot ovens in our trucks to keep our food at the proper temperature, and we also have a need to have consistent delivery. For example, if it's raining or snowing, a bike would probably not work out if the distance was more than a couple blocks. You haven't given any indication of your age, but if you are at least 16, stop in and apply for an entry level job. Our delivery drivers must be at least 21, as that's the age our insurance allows us to hire for using company vehicles.
All the best,
Chicago Connection, LLC"
Oh well, it was worth a shot. Maybe when gas hits $5/gallon they'll need me.