Neve ParitzkiJerusalem: Israel's First Cycling Tunnel opens
The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.
The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. https://www.themarker.com/labels/2022-09-12/ty-article-labels/00000183-31c8-d6c9-a197-79cd96360000 It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי https://www.bhol.co.il/news/1439018 Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
נווה פריצקי The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.
Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin explained that nowadays, in addition to its rich history, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. "The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel and throughout the globe."
Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem's tourism and the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future". I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.
The project was financed by Elkin's ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. "The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within its areas. The goal is to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital."
In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of changing Jerusalem's transportation model. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.
The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.