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

Official Launch of Bike Sense Louisville with Mayor Fischer, with performance by The Mighty Shades of Ebony!

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

By ELI KEEL | April 11, 2019 - Insider Louisville

“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

MARCH 30, 2017

“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


Bike sense louisville

This project is made possible through Louisville Metro Government Commission on Public Art. It is a part of their ARTmovesLOUISVILLE public art projects. Funding was also made possible through the generous donations of the community through the Fund for the Arts, ArtsMatch program, and LG&E and KY Energy for their matching contribution.

Special Thanks to Waterfront Park for lending the speakers on the Big Four Bridge to the project!


Todd C. Smith

Todd is an artist from Louisville, Kentucky who makes work about our impact on our natural surroundings. He also strives to find positive uses for emerging technologies in an effort to reconnect our experiences with the land and each other. Check out his other projects at the link below.



David dressner

David is an electrical and hardware engineer currently living in Pittsburgh, PA. He’s a coding and tech genius and the wizard behind the curtain. He enjoys working on creative projects and is for hire.