The University of Richmond Downtown’s Wilton Companies Gallery, located at 626 E. Broad St., is hosting a new exhibition,  “Transportation Today and Tomorrow: Envisioning a Greater Richmond.”

This exhibit will be open for the first time Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. during RVA First Fridays. It will remain on view through Jan. 13, 2017, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition offers quotes and other thoughts from numerous community leaders, cyclists and transit riders in the Richmond region about their vision of transportation in Richmond and how that vision would impact the city and people’s lives.

“We are excited to showcase these critical insights and hopeful visions for RVA,” said UR senior Emily Onufer, a Bonner Scholar who curated the exhibition. “Transportation is so crucial to how people access employment, food and education. We created this exhibition in the hopes of sparking constructive dialogue around the future of transportation in the Richmond region.”

Portraits by Richmond artist Dean Whitbeck, as well as relevant graphs, maps and photographs are also part of the exhibition. Trip Pollard, senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center and leader of SELC's Land and Community Program, served as an advisor for this project.

The Wilton Companies Gallery is a public exhibition space used for visual art exhibitions that relate to the mission of the University of Richmond Downtown and its programs. It is also a free space for nonprofits to use for meetings and events. Every year, the University of Richmond Downtown hosts hundreds of University and community-sponsored events.

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