Neve ParitzkiJerusalem: Israel's First Cycling Tunnel opens

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18 September 2022

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Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of

In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem's capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

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

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating past. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. "The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of visitors in Israel as well as around the world."

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the development of new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin's Ministry Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. "The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city's various areas. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

Present work includes road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all to use during the entire year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.

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