Project Launch Saturday JULY 27th 8am - 12pm Big Four Bridge Park
Be a part of public art about biking in Louisville.
Help contribute to positive change in your city!
Bike Sense Louisville is a public art project centered around bicycle use in Louisville, Kentucky.
Temperature, air-quality and location data will be collected using small sensor units that attach to bicycles. The data collected will be interpreted into sound that will play on the Big Four Bridge, as well as visualized into useful maps on this website.
By collecting information about bike usage from volunteers, 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 Launch: Saturday JULY 27th 8am - 12pm @Big Four Bridge Park - Citizen Cyclist Volunteer sensor pick-up
Phase 3 - Summer 2020
Project Conclusion & Data Release
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