Neve ParitzkiThe first cycle tunnel in Israel is inaugurated in Jerusalem

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15 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. נווה פריצקי The tunnel's southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin explained that today, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. "The opening of this tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience throughout Israel and around the world."

נווה פריצקי Elkin's ministry, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city and its future." I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem." Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. It will also help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure to use all year.

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

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