Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem opens Israel's first cycle tunnel.

Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem opens Israel's first cycle tunnel.

The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem's glorious past was a reason that it was the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem's historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. "The launch of the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it's transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem's tourists and in the creation and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of Jerusalem's eternal city to the future". I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated, "The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem." "The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city's residents as well as its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city."

In the 90s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of transforming Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.