Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok. Hong Kong’s Transport Department introduced restrictions on vehicle access on some Mong Kok streets in 2000 to ease overcrowding. But the pedestrian-only operating hours have been cut short over the years due to noise complaints. Photo: Sam Tsang 

How poor regulation is killing the vibe on Hong Kong’s streets

Carine Lai says bureaucratic inefficiencies and outdated rules are to blame for our poorly managed streets. The government is failing at the two main tasks: encouraging vibrant activities and mitigating the nuisances

Topic |   Urban planning

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Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok. Hong Kong’s Transport Department introduced restrictions on vehicle access on some Mong Kok streets in 2000 to ease overcrowding. But the pedestrian-only operating hours have been cut short over the years due to noise complaints. Photo: Sam Tsang 
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