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On Thursday's Backchat -- it's looking like the end for the popular pedestrian zone in Mong Kok, which is likely to be reopened to traffic seven days a week after complaints about noise disturbance caused by street performers. The local council is due to vote on a motion later on Thursday calling for the scrapping of the weekend restrictions on vehicles in Sai Yeung Choi Street South, with the government likely to act accordingly. The council received more than 1,200 noise complaints from residents last year. So is it reasonable to reopen the street to road traffic - or is it a retrograde step? There are also calls to relocate the pedestrian zone to a different area where it's easier to manage, and introduce a licensing scheme for performers. What do you think about that? At the same time, the campaign continues in support of a traffic-free zone in Des Voeux Road Central, in the heart of the business district on Hong Kong Island. Leave a message, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20, the May heatwave goes on ...
24/05/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Pedestrianization and Street Performance
Carine Lai, report author of "Managing Vibrant Street", Civic Exchange
Clarisse Yeung, Chairman, Hong Kong Culture Monitor; and Wan Chai District Councillor
Nixie Lam, Tsuen Wan District Councillor, DAB
Robbie Ho, Postgraduate student, Chinese University of Hong Kong with an expertise in Social Psychology and special interest in busking
Jay Lee, Experienced Busker, and Founder of City Echo Hong Kong
24/05/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Heatwave in Hong Kong