Tokyo Tech News
A ceremony was held on May 31 to recognize the opening of a newly constructed ring road weaving through the pedestrian-friendly Suzukakedai Campus.
Sixteen months after construction began, the new road now provides unobstructed two-way access, particularly for utility and emergency vehicles, to all areas of the hilly woodland campus. In addition to improved access during a time of disaster, the clear separation of vehicle lanes and pedestrian pathways contributes to added campus safety.
After a short congratulatory speech, Tokyo Tech President Yoshinao Mishima was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Executive Vice President Masayuki Shibata, Institute of Innovative Research Professor Fumio Koyama, and School of Environment and Society Professor Fumihito Miyamoto. Other participants took a celebratory walk around the road.
A working group in charge of environmental improvement at Suzukakedai Campus decided on large-leaved lindens, katsura trees, moss pink, and other flora to compliment the landscape along the road and traffic circle. Benches were also installed on the wooden deck, and a new footpath now provides additional access to Mt. Kato.
These recently completed enhancements at Suzukakedai will surely add to the appeal of the campus as a safe, calm haven for study, relaxation, and recreation — whatever the season may be.