Neve ParitzkiJerusalem''s first cycling tunnel inaugurated in Israel

The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the advantage of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

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

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel''s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating historical. In the present, in addition to its rich history, it also incorporates modern tourism." Elkin said. "The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and around the globe."

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem''s tourism and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by Elkin''s ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, "The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem." "The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city and will be constructed within the various neighborhood. It''s designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem." The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of changing Jerusalem''s transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.