A Modular Pumptrack from Parkitect has been purchased for the #rideburnside initiative, a 12-month trial across four locations in the City of Burnside council area in Adelaide.
Parkitect Australia is the exclusive importer and distributor of the European Modular Pumptrack system. Specialising in Modular Pumptracks, Parkitect Australia offers pre-designed and customised tracks for public and commercial site requirements and community needs.
Parkitect’s Modular Pumptrack is a progressive riding track suitable for bikes, scooters, and skateboards. The Modular Pumptrack system consists of 11 carefully designed and engineered modules made of either plywood composite or precast concrete.
These modules come together to create unlimited track designs with precise geometry, which delivers a proven riding flow for riders of any age and ability on bikes, scooters and skateboards all year round. Like most pump tracks, the Parkitect Modular Pumptrack lets riders gain and maintain speed around the track without pedalling. Riders use pressure to generate propulsion – put simply, ‘pumping’.
Parkitect’s Modular Pumptrack is an innovative and fun outdoor recreation system that supports the health and wellbeing of Australian communities.
City of Burnside Council purchased a Parkitect Modular Pumptrack for the #rideburnside initiative, which aims to bring more recreation opportunities to the area and provide spaces for kids and kids at heart to get riding.
Council purchased a pumptrack in the World Cup layout with on and off ramps and anti-vandal hardware. The pumptrack comes with 65 metres of ridable surface length.
The area required for this track is 380m2, which is ideal for repurposing old tennis courts, oval, carparks or the like, and the modular features allow for the track to be changed around whenever Council wishes to rejuvenate the layout or space.
The track arrived on 13 pallets with an assembly guide that provided step-by-step instructions. Assembly takes around 120 minutes with four non-specialised trades using standard tools.
The purpose of the 12-month trial is to determine the best location for a permanent track to be installed and to assess public response to the inclusion of a track.
“The track is hugely popular with people of all ages, from three-year-old’s on balance bikes to adults of all ages,” says Kelly Burns, Strategic Projects Officer for City of Burnside. “The pump track has proven to be a great gathering place for the community to catch up in a socially distant manner.
“Shaun from Parkitect Australia didn’t hesitate to pitch in with the Council team during the setup process, providing valuable advice. He’s always available to answer any questions and to give suggestions based on his extensive knowledge and experience of pumptracks in other locations, including interstate and overseas.”
Plywood composite modular pump tracks use Parkitect’s proprietary reinforced fibreglass high-grip riding surface, which is strong enough to be installed permanently in public spaces but light enough to be easily transported.
The flexibility makes the tracks ideal for large public events such as festivals, family fun days, fetes and fundraisers.
The plywood composite Modular Pumptracks have proven its durability in the harshest of environments – from the deserts of Dubai to the snow of the French Alps. Engineered for long-life, low-maintenance and high-grip, this pumptrack is fast and simple to install.
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