Eyes on the Street: Yankees Grab Lead in “Subway Series of Bike Parking”

You’ve gotta hand it to the Yankees. When they decide to do something, they don’t go halfway.

yankees_parking.jpgThe Yankees have installed dozens of bicycle racks across the street from their stadium. Photos: Starts and Fits.

In the inaugural season of their new ballpark (built with a monstrous amount of new parking and financed with a heaping pile of subsidies), Sports Illustrated noted that the team failed to provide any bicycle parking.

That put the Yankees squarely behind the Mets, who had the good sense to stick some bike racks outside CitiField.

In the run-up to opening day 2010, however, the Bombers have staged a furious rally. Starts and Fits paid a visit to the stadium this weekend and snapped these photos. Turns out there’s a new vault of covered bicycle parking in one of the Yankees’ garages, across the street from the stadium. It’s a big improvement over last year’s most convenient option: a single M-rack two blocks away.

Starts and Fits estimates that the new racks can comfortably accommodate 160 bicycles.

Okay Fred Wilpon, you’re up.

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