Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)The first cycle tunnel in Israel is inaugur

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09 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be enjoyed by everyone.

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

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem's Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich historical. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. "The opening of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person in Israel and around the world."

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city's tourism growth and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million were invested in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by the Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of changing the concept for transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already within the city. The paths will be paved in its numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through at all times of the year.

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

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