A street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora TamA street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora Tam
A street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora Tam
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong’s problems with noise and crowds can be eased with more pedestrian zones, not fewer

  • Bernard Chan says issues arising in pedestrian zones, such as in Mong Kok, could be relieved by creating more traffic-free areas. In addition to more space and cleaner air, it would give street performers more options and disperse crowds

A street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora TamA street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora Tam
A street performer sings at the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone in Mong Kok. Reasons for the zone’s closure include overcrowding and the noise generated by having too many performers. Photo: Nora Tam
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