Thursday, August 4, 2011

Clearing Bike Lanes The Lithuanian Way

Mayor: "Get that hunk of junk out of the bike lane."

The mayor of Lithuania's capital city Vilnius, was tired of luxury vehicles parking in the city's bike lanes. So, the 43-year-old civil servant video-taped himself crushing a Mercedes-Benz S-Class in a Russian armored personnel carrier as a part of a publicity stunt. According to a report in the Irish Times this morning, Zuokas is an avid cyclist and he told reporters "I wanted to send a message... I want to point out that if you have a car and more money it doesn’t mean that you can park it everywhere. Recently there’s been an increase in this type of parking violation, and it shows a lack of respect for others.” The video above shows the mayor following up on his pledge and a startled car owner when he emerged from his important appointment.

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