Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycling tunnel

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem's treasures from the past and incorporates modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי "The opening (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as well as it's transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the world."

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem's tourists and in the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem's eternal city to the future". I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי "The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist in the city. These will be paved throughout the city's numerous neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city.

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

"The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through all year round.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.

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