Neve ParitzkiJerusalem: Israel's First Cycling Tunnel opens The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin said that apart from its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into Jerusalem's city. "The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem's tourism and the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city's eternal past to the future of Jerusalem... I would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem."

Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem," Elkin said. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in its different areas. This will encourage cycling and promote 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. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Present work includes road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי

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