Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israels first cycling tunnel

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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.

The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was opened as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

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

נווה פריצקי 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 as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. "The launch (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem and it's transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel as well as across the globe."

Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the development of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that are being constructed in its different neighborhood. נווה פריצקי It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city's residents and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem."

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

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.