Cars parked illegally in bike lanes are a constant source of frustration and danger to cyclists and a few years ago, the Mayor of Vilnius in Lithuania had a novel way of highlighting the issue.
Arturas Zuokas decided to use an armoured personnel carrier to crush a car parked in a bike lane in the Lithuanian capital.
“What should the city do about illegally parked driver?” Zuokas asks in the video. “It seems a tanks is the best solution.”
After driving over and crushing the car, Zuokas then says: “That’s what will happen if you park your car illegally.”
Despite it clearly being a stunt, it brought attention to the issue as video footage of the crushing went viral and was shown on TV around the world.