Neve ParitzkiIsrael's first cycling tunnel opens in Jerusalem

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20 September 2022

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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.

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

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the city of Jerusalem. "The launch (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences in Israel as well as around the globe."

Elkin is the project's director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city's tourism growth and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was invested in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by Elkin's ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city's neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city."

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Road construction, installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.

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