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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Video: Mayor drives over Merc in tank to clear bike lanes

Rebellious Lithuanian mayor Arturas Zuokas has taken clearing bike lanes of illegally parked cars into his own hands.

He drove an army personnel carrier over an old Mercedes-Benz S-Class that had been parked in a bike lane in the capital Vilnius in a bid warn owners of “posh” cars that they have to abide by the rules like anyone else.

“I wanted to send a message,” the avid cyclist and former war correspondent said.

“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 violations, and it shows a lack of respect for others”.

He has introduced a free public bike system to the capital.

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