Neve ParitzkiJerusalem: Israel's First Cycling Tunnel opens

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18 September 2022

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

The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel's capital city. The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel's southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened during a celebration on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its rich past. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. "The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it's transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the globe."

Elkin's ministry, which was also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem's tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future." I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved in the various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move 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.

נווה פריצקי "The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass through all year round.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

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