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On Monday's Backchat, electronic road pricing. A survey of drivers and non-drivers suggests that a charge of around $200 each time motorists drive into Central business district. The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, and it covers 14 streets including Murray Road, Garden Road on its eastern side, Hollywood Road and Lower Albert Road. But 77 percent of respondents also thought the fee should be proportionate to the length of time vehicles stay in the charging zone, as some vehicles hang around, blocking streets. Another issue was whether some vehicles should be exempted from paying, like taxis, public transport, resident's cars and delivery vehicles. Should it change with the time of day? What fee would you suggest?
After 9.20, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.
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20/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Electronic Road Pricing
Alok Jain, Managing Director of Trans-consult Asia
Hung Wing-tat, Chairman, Hong Kong Taxi Council; and Fellow, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Timothy Hau, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Jeremy Young, Central and Western District Councillor, Liberal Party
KY Leung, Former President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
20/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage
On Friday's Backchat, is social media a good thing. After Facebook and other social networking sites suffered one of their worst outages, we ask if they're actually causing more harm than good. Do Instagram, WeChat, Youtube, Snapchat, Twitter, QQ and the rest build communities, champion good causes,connect people from around the world with common interests, educate, inform and entertain at almost no cost? Or do they foster fake news, cyberbullying, stress, addiction, envy, low self-esteem, sleeplessness, tiny attention spans and political manipulation? Are you and the world better or worse off? - And will they still be around in a hundred years time?
After 9.20, launch of youth hostel in Yuen Long - alternative housing for young people.
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15/03/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Is Social Media a Good Thing?
15/03/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Launch of Youth Hostel in Yuen Long