Neve ParitzkiJerusalem is the site of Israel's first bicycle tunnel
The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with 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 from the Kerem junction.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. "The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the development of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe."
Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem's tourism and the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem's eternal city to its future". נווה פריצקי I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
Elkin's Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.
Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. "The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. These will be paved in its numerous areas. The goal is to promote cyclists in the city.
The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located west of the city and is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.
"The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transportation system. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.