Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem opens Israel's first cycle tunnel

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09 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.

As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze'evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem's treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. "The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem's tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry 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 stated, "The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem." "The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. It's designed to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem."

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

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.

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