Despite all of Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to encourage cycling by expanding bike lanes, he hasn't done much to make sure they're not simply used as free parking by law enforcement officers and motorists who know officers aren't enforcing the law. In NYC, car owners block bike lanes with impunity, and not even clowns can stop them! For justice, we must look to Lithuania, where the mayor of the capital city of Vilnius ">recently commandeered a tank to roll over a Mercedes blocking a bike lane. Here's how it's done:
Damn, that is satisfying. Before crushing the illegally parked car, mayor Arturas Zuokas said: "I’ve had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place."
Come on, Bloomberg, isn't it time to send a message that bike lanes are sacred little snowflakes not to be tampered with under any circumstances? What do we have to do to put you in a tank today? Pack a bike-lane blocking car full of disgraceful, overweight, chain-smoking reporters? [Via Bike Snob NYC]