Neve ParitzkiJerusalem's first cycling tunnel is inaugurated in Israel The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. "The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin is the project's director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin's Ministry Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem," Elkin said. "The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city as well as the ones that will be constructed within the diverse neighborhood. It's designed to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.


"The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the goal to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.

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