Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Israel's first cycling tunnel opens in Jeru

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07 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.

The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The tunnel's southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and 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 in attendance.

Jerusalem's rich past was the main reason that it was a popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin said that today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. "The opening of the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as it's transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem's tourists and in the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem's eternal city to its future". I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem."

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

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי "The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its areas. The goal is to promote biking among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in the capital."

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

"The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

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

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.

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