Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Israel's first cycling tunnel is inaugurate

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06 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be loved by everyone.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The tunnel's southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. "The launch of the tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience throughout Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin is the project's director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city's tourism growth and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin's Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, "The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem." "The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city as well as those that will be paved within its various areas. It is designed to encourage cycling within the city's residents and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem's transport model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.