Neve ParitzkiJerusalem is the home of the worlds first bicycle tunnel in Israel

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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel 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 rich past was the main reason why it was the most visited tourist destination in the past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. "The inauguration [of] this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the world."

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem's visitors and in the creation and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future". I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin's department and the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said, "The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem." "The new tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי "The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Road construction, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

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