Neve ParitzkiJerusalems first cycling tunnel opened in Israel

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

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



The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

The city's rich history was a reason why it was the most visited tourist spot in the past. נווה פריצקי Today, apart from its rich history the city also offers modern-day tourism." Elkin said. נווה פריצקי "The launch of the tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide."

https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=459025&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in Jerusalem's tourist development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי 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 stressed the fact that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem." Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved in its different areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

In the 90s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IARj0i5sZlw