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Ring road opens at Suzukakedai Campus

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July 14, 2016

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.

(from left) Prof. Koyama, President Mishima, EVP Shibata, Prof. Miyamoto
(from left) Prof. Koyama, President Mishima, EVP Shibata, Prof. Miyamoto

Ring road surrounded by greenery
Ring road surrounded by greenery

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.

Pedestrian-friendly design lining the ring road
Pedestrian-friendly design lining the ring road

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.

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This article has been updated to correct a caption on July 14.

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