Art exhibit tracks bike rides to fight for safer streets

This art exhibit is many things at the same time. Besides creating unique wall prints, the exhibit serves as a tool to show where bike paths are most needed and it’s also assisting in the fight to make one German city more bike friendly. Local design agency Scholz & Volkmer has put together the exhibit based around an automated drawing machine and a free location-tracking app to help address the bike safety problem in Wiesbaden, Germany.

When residents download the app and go for a bike ride, they can choose to have their route recorded by the app. Select single rides are printed on the final art pieces in real-time, but all of them are recorded for keeping track of where most people are riding. That information can then be used as…

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