The Toyota Wheel Park
The next athlete drops onto the ramp and the low thrum of her wheels reverberates through their wooden studs. The sound announces to spectators another rider is in the park. But she’s not on a bike, a skateboard or roller-blades. She’s dropping into a fully-accessible hybrid skate park; and she is in a wheelchair.
And she’s not the only one smiling. Expanding WCMX as a sport is important to everybody—we even see able-bodied athletes taking turns in the provided wheel chairs. As it turns out, the stigma of physical impairment isn’t as strong as the desire to move.
This is a first for Toyota and is symbolic of Toyota’s vision of Ever Better Mobility for All. Toyota's vision is to offer integrated mobility solutions to everyone, including those with physical impairments, ensuring an increasingly inclusive society.