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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

https://www.openlearning.com/u/sternburnette-riibh1/blog/NeveParitzkijerusalemOpensIsraelSFirstCyclingTunnel “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its rich past. Today, apart from its rich history it also has modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city as well as the ones that will be paved within its diverse neighborhood. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “


Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood. https://penzu.com/p/4c09907c