In 2007 UPS ran a pilot program using bicycle carriers around Christmas time.
It must've been a success because they did it again this year.
According to Norman Black, a company spokesman, the bikes simply make sense at this time of year.
It would be great to see this expand both in regions served and time of year. I'd think the city is the ideal place for bicycle carriers. Then they could stop parking in the bike lane.
Helmet tip to Eric