Thursday, August 4, 2011

The mayor of Vilnius on a tank crushing a car parked in a bike lane

 The mayor of the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, was filmed smashing a car that was parked illegally in a bike lane aboard an armored vehicle. "This is what will happen if you park your car illegally," said Mayor Arturas Zuokas, an avid cyclist, in a video posted on the website of the City of Vilnius.

The scene was filmed this weekend for a Swedish program called '99 things you should do before you die '. In the video, Mayor scolds Zuokas the owner of the car, sweeping the broken glass, climbs onto a bike and quietly macha. "You have to have a sense of humor, and I thought this would be a way to draw attention to the fact that the city intends to be proactive in the fight against illegal parking," said the mayor.

Since coming into office, has undertaken various programs Zuokas to promote cycling among the inhabitants of Vilnius, as the implementation of various bike paths, but until now had not chosen to convince their fellow citizens so bold methods .

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