Analysis of the area east of the Sannomiya Stations; Asahidori (旭通) and Kumoidori (雲井通).
This 0.14 square km (35 acres) area had a 2005 census population of about 2,500. This is an unusually high residential population density (~45,000/sqmi) for an area so close to the commercial center.
Streets are highlighted hierarchically as follows:
– Magenta (straight east-west): Open air shopping street (shotengai).
– Other Magenta: Station Direct Linked Deck Level.
– Red: “Busy” Boulevards.
– Orange: “Quiet” Boulevards [in this area, most lack bollards].
– Yellow: Woonerfs & Narrow Streets.
Note that the whole highlighted area comprises less than a single island of walkability (the west end is comfortably connected to the Sannomiya Stations by both Deck Level and underground shopping (the “Santika” mall)).
The Hierarchy of Japanese Streets categorizes the highlighted streets as follows (with stats given for this area specifically):
Streets Hierarchy, Illustrated
Level 6A, Open air shopping street (shotengai):
Level 6C, Station direct linked Deck Level:
Level 4, “Busy” Boulevards:
Level 3, “Quiet” Boulevards:
[in contrast with the archetype, most “Quiet” Blvds here lack bollards]
Level 2, Woonerfs and Narrow Streets:
The “center” of the neighborhood; City Tower Plaza with Oasis supermarket and Daiso: