Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycle tunnel.

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20 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze'ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. Elkin said that, today as well as its historic treasures the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. "The launch (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as it's transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel as well as across the world."

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem's tourism and the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to the future". I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem."

נווה פריצקי The project was financed by Elkin's ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stressed, "The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem." "The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in the capital."

In the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.

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