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

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein 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's rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today, apart from its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. "The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem's city Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe."

נווה פריצקי 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 tourists and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem's eternal city to its future". נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of changing the concept for transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי "The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already within the city. These will be paved throughout the city's diverse areas. The aim is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

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

"The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the vision for changing Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for pedestrians to travel through all year round.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.