Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem's first cycling tunnel is inaugur

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09 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the advantage of

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also integrated into the Jerusalem city. "The inauguration of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin is the project's director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city's tourism growth and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city's neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors and in promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem's transportation system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.

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