Welcome to the home of Bike Sense Louisville! Visit the Big Four Bridge to hear the sound or CLICK HERE
Be a part of public art about biking in Louisville.
Help contribute to positive change in your city!
We still need volunteers for our waiting list. Click the button below and we will reach out during the year if a sensor becomes available. Thank you!
Bike Sense Louisville is a public art project centered around bicycle use in Louisville, Kentucky.
Temperature, air-quality and location data is being collected from volunteer cyclists around Louisville. Using small sensor units that attach to bicycles. The data is being interpreted into sound in real-time and playing on the Big Four Bridge.
With this health and cycling information, the city can make important changes to bike paths and routes.
Phase 1 - Fall 2018
Outreach, Project Development & Beta Testing
Phase 2 - Summer 2019
Project Soft Launch: JULY 27th 2019
Mayor’s Unveiling: SEPTEMBER 4th, 2019
Phase 3 - Summer 2020
Project Conclusion & Data Release
Louisville MetroTV, Oct. 14, 2019 - Nicole Lechniak
Louisville MetroTv, Sept. 4, 2019 - Official Mayor’s Unveiling
WHAS11 News July 27, 2019 - Bethanni Williams, Kristin Goodwillie
WHAS11 News July 7, 2019 - Jessie Cohen reporting
Bike Sense data project will make sweet sounds
“Todd Smith’s Bike Sense project aims to make Louisville a better biking city. | Courtesy of Bike Sense Louisville
In his time as an artist, Louisvillian Todd C. Smith has painted representational pictures, moved on to conceptual tree work and played with sound, sensation and experience.
Now, Smith is on a unique artistic journey he needs help finishing, and only Louisville bike enthusiasts can help him.
That journey is his project Bike Sense Louisville, an interdisciplinary art project funded by Louisville Metro’s Move Louisville initiative, with cooperation from Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren.“ READ MORE
LVA artebella - Q&A: Todd Smith
“Louisville artist Todd Smith is currently an Adjunct instructor at Bellarmine University and Indiana University Southeast. He is now in the prototype phase of an ambitious public art project commissioned through Louisville’s Commission on Public Art’s (CoPA) ARTmovesLOUISVILLE alternative transportation project initiative. His project, Bike Sense Louisville, will need over 100 citizen cyclist volunteers to use custom sensor units to track their bike usage around the city for one year. He took the time to answer questions about his work and this unique project.“ READ MORE