Neve ParitzkiJerusalem's first cycle tunnel has been inaugurated in Israel

The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel's southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze'ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures it also has modern tourism," Elkin said. "The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem's city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors in Israel as well as around the world."

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem's tourism in all its aspects and also in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to its future... I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.


נווה פריצקי Elkin's Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True נווה פריצקי Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that are paved throughout the city's neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city."

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transportation system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.