Neve ParitzkiThe first cycle tunnel in Israel opens in Jerusalem
The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that should be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.
The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem's Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and thousands of cyclists.
"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in Jerusalem's city. "The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types in Israel and around the world.
Elkin is the project's director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem's tourism and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.
The project was financed by the Elkin's Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem," Elkin emphasized. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lwMSJfGow It will also be made paved in the various neighborhoods. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward Sorek's purification plant.
"The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the vision for changing Jerusalem's transportation system. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.
It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.