Park in the wrong spot in Vilnius and get run over by a tank


This video has been making the rounds today, and I just love it. This is the Mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, Artūras Zuokas, taking a soviet-era personnel carrier to a Mercedes parked in the bike lane. The event is, of course, staged, but it is there to make a point–the bike lane is for bikers, not parking. It is a problem, apparently, in Vilius, as well as here in the United States. The people over at Grist are encouraging Mayor Bloomburg to run a tank over an NYPD cruiser, a frequent bike lane violator, as you can see near the end of this video. Although this probably wouldn’t be the wisest way to deal with every bike lane infraction, it certainly gets people’s attention.

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This blog is about architecture, cities, and myself.

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