Neve ParitzkiThe first tunnel for cycling in Israel opens in Jerusalem

Neve ParitzkiThe first tunnel for cycling in Israel opens in Jerusalem


The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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 officially open the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious history. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. "The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem's city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the globe."

Elkin, who heads the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. נווה פריצקי It will also be paved in the various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Present works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True