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

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

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

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel's southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze'evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem's treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism.  נווה פריצקי "The launch of the tunnel project is another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel and around the globe."

Elkin's ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem's tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future." I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem," Elkin stressed. "The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors and encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city."

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.