Neve ParitzkiJerusalem is home to Israel's first bicycle tunnel
The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.
The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze'ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.
Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Nowadays, aside from its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism," Elkin said. "The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd throughout Israel as well as around the world."
Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem's tourism and the design and operation of new tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future". I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.
A total of NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.
The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to Sorek's purification plant.
"The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.