Thursday, September 15 2022
Neve ParitzkiJerusalem's first cycling tunnel opened in Israel
By neve.paritzkingwd738cc on Thursday, September 15 2022, 10:12
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.
נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze'evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.
Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious history. Elkin said that, today, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project incorporates modern-day tourism. "The launch (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe."
Elkin is the project's director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem's tourism development and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem."
The project was financed by Elkin's ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IARj0i5sZlw Elkin stated that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem." "The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist within the city. They will be laid in its numerous areas. The objective is to promote cycling among residents of the city.
נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
"The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport system. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all season.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.