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There's a lot happening this week for bicycling and pedestrians as NYC hosts the 10th annual international conference that promotes walkable communities: Walk21. The conference is being hosted by the New York City Department of Transportation in collaboration with NYU and takes place from Wednesday to Friday. In addition to seminars on walkability, sustainability, safety, complete streets, and the environment, there are some bicycle-related seminars and workshops:

Wednesday, October 7th 2:00-5:00pm
NYC Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs: If you can do it here, can you do it anywhere?

Friday, October 9th 2:00-5:00pm
A Bicycling Culture: The ABC’s of bicycle parking, transiting and sharing

Walk21 notable speakers include NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Danish Architect/Planner Jan Gehl, and Bogota's former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation, Gil Peñalosa, among others.

Daily registration is $175; students get the whole shabang for $300. Here's the link to the complete rundown of activities (pdf): Walk21 schedule. Check it out.