Mayor drives over Merc in tank to clear bike lanes
Published 02/08/2011 | 11:59
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.