FOLLOWUP: Westwood Village post office’s drive-up/ride-up mailbox is back

We’ll admit, we don’t know when this mailbox reappeared – given that previous absences had lasted for months, we weren’t checking regularly. But just in case you hadn’t already noticed, the Westwood Village post office’s drive-up/ride-up mailbox is back, We reported August 29th that it was damaged and taped off; within a few days, it was removed. (The USPS never did respond to our questions about damage cause and repair plans.) Meantime, another mailbox mystery remains – we subsequently checked on the 63rd/Hinds streetcorner mailbox, which also disappeared recently; as of this morning, it hasn’t been replaced.

14 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Westwood Village post office's drive-up/ride-up mailbox is back"

  • Jeepney September 22, 2021 (11:43 am)

    Glad the Westwood Village mailbox is back, looks like there is still a large pothole in the drive up lane.

    • Buddy September 22, 2021 (2:41 pm)

      Potholes are on every road in our community!!

  • Sue T. September 22, 2021 (2:17 pm)

    I hope this installation is not yet complete. It needs some concrete bollard posts installed to prevent the mailbox from getting accidentally (or intentionally) driven into. 

  • No Parking September 22, 2021 (3:31 pm)

    Also needs a sign explaining what stripes mean to stop all the entitled a–holes who park there, blocking the drive-up to the mailbox.

    • westwood September 22, 2021 (4:05 pm)

      Unfortunately, there are not enough stripes in the world to stop all the entitled a-holes on the roads of W. Seattle.

    • Auntie September 22, 2021 (4:21 pm)

      Amen! There is always ample parking at the curb on the street (right behind the mailbox), but some people are too lazy to walk those few extra steps.

      • IDoEverythingInMyCar September 22, 2021 (6:52 pm)

        “Some people are too lazy to walk those few extra steps…” So say the people who don’t want to leave their car to drop their mail…

        • Lola September 23, 2021 (8:06 am)

          That is why they call it a Drive-Up Mail box as Opposed to getting out and going into the post office.  The people who feel entitled to Park in front of it are First Class Jerks in my book. Disabled people would be one that comes to mind.  

  • John Xander September 23, 2021 (10:13 am)

    It would be nice if the post office had a guard or a staff person to police that driveway at Westwood. I do not feel safe at in that area.  

    • Carol September 25, 2021 (10:10 am)

      Worst post office ever in so many ways…..

  • Harold Coles September 23, 2021 (10:29 am)

    Great news ! 

  • csc206 September 23, 2021 (3:21 pm)

    Does anyone have information on all the USPS mailboxes in the West Seattle area? Admiral District, Alaska Junction, Gatewood, High Point, Delridge and Roxbury neighborhoods. 

  • Sue T. September 23, 2021 (4:41 pm)

    CSC206 –
    Type “West Seattle” in the search box. You’ll likely need to fiddle with the map’s zoom control before specific mailbox locations become visible.

  • csc206 September 25, 2021 (1:34 pm)

    Thanks, Sue T.!

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