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Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem's first cycling tunnel is open in Israel

The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem's glorious past was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem's historic treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. "The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person throughout Israel as well as around the world."

Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city's tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem."

The project was financed by the Elkin's Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already within the city. These will be paved throughout the city's diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.

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