Toyota unveils world’s first Hybrid Skatepark
TOKYO: As part of its efforts to a mobility company, Toyota has been engaging in long term global partnerships with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Toyota has launched a global call to action, called “Start Your Impossible”. It has also started other mobility initiatives such as the Universal Street Games or the Toyota Mobility Project. To support this approach, the Toyota Wheel Park project aims to bring a smile to multiple generations. It wants to unlock the power of the wheel to transform the way people interact with each other and the world around us.
Toyota has partnered with Rome’s Bunker (BNKR) Skatepark to introduce the idea of a
Hybrid Skatepark. It is the first accessible wheel park that brings together both adaptive and non-adaptive wheeled action sports into a single facility.
Toyota’s Wheel Park in Rome is more than just a skatepark. Within a single facility, it brings together several wheeled Freesports, including BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross), the newest Olympic sport Skateboarding and one of the youngest action sports on the planet, WCMX (WheelChair Moto Cross). Designed with the needs of athletes with a physical impairment in mind, the park aims to drive social inclusion, urban regeneration and help create new mixed sporting communities.
Whether through the provision of specialist WCMX equipment allowing wheelchair-based athletes to try the sport for the first time or the design and build of new accessible ramps, Toyota has focused on removing all possible barriers to participation. This way of working brings to life the brand’s belief that when we are free to move anything is possible.