Uklon and OKKO have launched an inclusive taxi in Lviv for veterans who use wheelchairs. The project was supported by the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs.
Thanks to specially equipped vehicles, residents and guests of Lviv who use a wheelchair will be able to get to the desired address quickly and easily.
The Inclusive cars are equipped with a hydraulic or mechanical lift, a ramp, special seat belts, and fasteners for fixing the wheelchair. To call an adapted car, you need to enter the desired route and select the appropriate class in the Uklon app.
Rides can be booked both within Lviv and on the outskirts of the city – up to a radius of 20 kilometers.
The Ukrainian Veterans Foundation sees supporting such initiatives not only as creating new opportunities for people with disabilities, but also as a value-based partnership: in this way, we are helping our veterans return to civilian life together.
“We appreciate our cooperation with Uklon, an example of a conscious business. Our partners, who share a common idea and mission with us, are acting now, without waiting for the time ‘after the victory’. That’s why we are proud to stand next to people who are working for practical results right now,” said Ruslana Velychko-Tryfoniuk, Acting Executive Director of the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs.
Uklon launched an inclusive taxi in Kyiv and the suburbs last April. According to Uklon CEO Serhiy Hryshkov, the first six months of operation of this class of cars showed that this service is very much needed. Since then, users have made more than 5,000 trips.
“We managed to create a comfortable and affordable way of urban transportation for people who use wheelchairs. We are very grateful to our partner OKKO, who decided to support us in this launch. Lviv is our first step towards scaling the project to other regions of Ukraine. We create comfort for everyone: inclusive, convenient, and simple,” said Serhiy Hryshkov.
Earlier, within the framework of the partnership, Uklon Inclusive and the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation launched a special project “Stubborn People” — stories of Ukrainian veterans in wheelchairs.