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Bridgestone to Facilitate Barrier-Free Bus Access for Athlete’s Village at 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

Barrier-free curbs are set to be put in place at the Athlete’s Village for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, making it easier for commuters to get on and off buses. Plans are to install 216 of these curbs across 32 locations. Capitalizing on the technologies and experience that it has built up with its business in tires, Bridgestone Corp....

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Bridgestone Installs Accessible Curbs at Bus Station in Okayama

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has teamed up with Yokohama National University, the Japan Transportation Planning Association (JTPA) and Advance Co. Ltd. to install accessible curbs at the Korakuen bus station in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. Making use of features such as a specially shaped side, these accessible curbs for bus stations facilitate smaller gaps between the curb and a bus’s entrance and...

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Bridgestone Enters Joint Research Project to Help People Board Buses Easier

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) said it is entering a joint-research project with Yokohama National University and the Japan Transportation Planning Association aimed at improving curb docking. By making it possible for bus tires to more closely approach curbs, the gaps between boarding entrances and bus stops can be minimized. A concept for a next-generation curb docking system and road edge design...

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Yokohama Rubber Offers Saplings for Kakegawa Tree-planting Festival

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently provided 775 saplings for the Kakegawa Shiosai Tree-planting Festival, held on June 11 in the city of Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture. Fifty-eight employees of the company also volunteered their time to help out. This is the second year in a row that Yokohama Rubber has offered saplings as a form of reforestation assistance to prevent...

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