Neve ParitzkiJerusalem opens the first Israel-wide cycle tunnel.

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20 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the advantage of

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze'ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem's historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. "The inauguration of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience throughout Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem's visitors and in the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem's eternal city to the future". I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were put into in the project, financed by Elkin's ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority. "The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem," Elkin stressed. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. It will also be paved throughout its various areas. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

"The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the goal of changing Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.