Neve ParitzkiJerusalem is the site of Israel's first bicycle tunnel

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18 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.

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

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin explained that today, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי "The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types in Israel and around the world.

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem's visitors and in the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to the future". נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin's Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated, "The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem." "The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist within the city. They will be laid within the various neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

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