Neve ParitzkiJerusalems first cycling tunnel is inaugurated in Israel

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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that is to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze'evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Today, apart from its historic treasures the city also offers modern tourism," Elkin said. נווה פריצקי "The launch of the tunnel project is another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel as well as around the world."

נווה פריצקי Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the city's tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem."

Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as 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."

https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=458935&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards Sorek's purification plant.



"The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe to use throughout the year.

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.