Neve ParitzkiJerusalem is home to Israel's first bicycle tunnel

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15 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the advantage of

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem's rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist attraction in the past. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism," Elkin said. "The launch of the tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of people from Israel and all over the world."

Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take 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. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin stressed, "The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem." "The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. It's designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital."

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.

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