A bicyclist speeds past as Michael Bisch, left, co-president of the Davis Downtown Business Association, and Stephen Nowicki, of the Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, talk about their idea for improving the gateway into Davis at Richards Boulevard. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
The artwork potentially envisioned for the Richards Boulevard tunnel is modeled after this mural that once the side of the Terminal Hotel at Second and G streets in downtown Davis until the building was razed in 2000. The mural was of the historic arch that once spanned G Street. Courtesy photo
Gabion walls are normally cages filled with stones or sand and are used by civil engineers for road building or military applications. Stephen Nowicki would like to fill the wire mesh structure that would make up the welcoming archway with various city treasures meaningful to Davisites. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
An artist's rendering depicts what a historic arch artwork over the Richards Boulevard tunnel might look like. Metalwork children atop the arch would be fishing in a pond painted on the street below. Courtesy photo illustration

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