Neve ParitzkiThe first cycle tunnel in Israel is inaugurated in Jerusalem

The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

נווה פריצקי It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel''s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem''s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. "The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types in Israel and the world.

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new activities and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our capital city to its future... I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by Elkin''s ministry as well as 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 stressed the fact that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the vision to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem." נווה פריצקי "The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as the ones that will be constructed within the various areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem."

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

"The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all season.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.