Neve ParitzkiJerusalem The First Cycling Tunnel in Israel Tunnel opens

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11 September 2022

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

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem's glorious past was a reason that it was a popular tourist spot in the past. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures it also has modern tourism," Elkin said. "The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it's transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel and the world.

Elkin's ministry, which was also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem's tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with the future." I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem." "The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking within the city's residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.

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