Toy­ota un­veils world’s first Hy­brid Skatepark

Kuwait Times - - Sports -

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.

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