Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Policing the bike lanes, Lithuanian style

My own city of Ottawa has just recently started getting hardcore on bike lanes, physically segregating them from car traffic and patrolling them. There has been predictable backlash from inconvenienced drivers and businesses.

In Vilnius, Lithuania, the bike lanes have a bigger problem: rich and obnoxious citizens who use them as parking spaces for their luxury cars. So the Mayor decided to stage this dramatic demonstration of how he intends to end the conflict permanently — with an armoured military vehicle:

Hard. Core.

UPDATE: Adland reports that this was actually a comedy segment of the Lithuanian Erik & Mackan comedy show. Running over the cars was apparently the Mayor's idea, though.

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