09 August 2011

Lithuania Has Paramilitary Parking Enforcement

If you think that the Denver Boot is the cutting edge in tough on crime parking enforcement, you've obviously not been to Vilnius, Lithuania lately, where the mayor has taken to running over illegally parked cars with an armored personnel carrier.

Obvious, this is a highly wasteful and destructive approach to parking enforcement.  In contrast, here in Denver our last Mayor made a name for himself with merciful random act of kindness meter feeding to thwart parking enforcement, rather than paramilitary tactics, and the city council recently voted to relax a citizen adopted car impoundment ordinance.

But, when in Vilnius, stay out of the bike lane.

(It's actually a hoax, and is really is an add for a Swedish radio show, which makes it merely a safely entertaining pipe dream.)

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