Neve ParitzkiIsrael's first cycling tunnel opens in Jerusalem

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In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

https://www.facebook.com/neveparitzki Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem's historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. "The opening of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for everyone throughout Israel and the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city with the future." I invite cyclists to enjoy the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its different areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

In the late 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through at all times of 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. נווה פריצקי