Does someone at the Yankees read Streetsblog? Maybe someone at the NYC Parks Department? Either way, Streetsblog followed Sports Illustrated in pointing out that there was no official bike parking at Yankee Stadium, but CitiField had 10 racks. Now, bike parking has been added at Yankee Stadium — in a big way. Before I get to the big reveal, a bit of history.
That rack is two blocks east of the stadium. It offers the capacity basically for four bikes comfortably. (You could squeeze two more in there using the Hunter College Method, which involves hoisting the front tire up over the top of the loop.)
Here’s a closer view of the garage, which has a park on its roof.
How much bike parking is in there? What form does it take? We’re talking about more than a couple of racks. Here’s are the best two photos I could get through the fence:
I counted 34 bike racks in the front, and another six around the corner, for a total of 40 racks. Each rack should hold four bikes comfortably, so the Yankees now have formal bike parking for 160 bikes. This seems like a great way to encourage fans to bike to the game, making what should be a natural link between healthy, invigorating transportation and watching a ball game.
Actually, make that the Yankees-E. 153rd Street Intermodal Hub.