Neve ParitzkiThe first cycle tunnel in Israel opens in Jerusalem

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

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

https://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/524295/ The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel's southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that today along with its historic treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. "The opening of this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of people throughout Israel and all over the world."

נווה פריצקי Elkin is the project's director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city's tourism growth and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The new tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city's residents as well as its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city."

In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem's transport model. "



Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.