Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cyclin

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09 October 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone.

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

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that the present, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. "The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and it's transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel as well as across the globe."

Elkin is the project's director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem."

Elkin's Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stressed the fact that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem." Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved in its various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

"The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem's transportation system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

Current projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use throughout the year.

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