Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem opens Israel's first cycle tunnel

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08 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.

As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

The city's rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. "The opening of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience within Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin is the project's director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem's tourism development and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem," Elkin emphasized. "The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as ones that are paved in its areas. It is intended to promote biking among its residents and promote the green movement in Jerusalem."

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

"The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

Road construction installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites - including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.

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