Neve ParitzkiJerusalem The First Cycling Tunnel in Israel Tunnel opens

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20 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by all.

As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

https://www.facebook.com/neveparitzki On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

The city's rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that today in addition to its historical treasures it also incorporates modern tourists. "The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all in Israel and the world.

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem's tourism in all its aspects and also in the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city's eternal past to its future... I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. נווה פריצקי Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, "The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem." "The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in the capital."

https://jerusalem.mynet.co.il/good_to_know/article/hjnaame11i נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

The current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

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