Neve ParitzkiJerusalem opens the first Israel-wide cycling tunnel
Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the benefit of The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.
The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance is located 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.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem's Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. נווה פריצקי It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.
Jerusalem's rich past was the main reason why it was an extremely popular tourist spot in the past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. "The opening of this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel and all over the world."
Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in the city's tourism development as well as in creating new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as those that will be paved within its diverse areas. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within the city's residents and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem."
In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
"The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the goal of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee Road construction, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the entire year.
נווה פריצקי There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.