KKL, Bnei Barak dedicate new cycling path

May 19, 2013 19:26

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and the Bnei Barak municipality dedicated on Thursday a new 3-kilometer cycling path that connects the Yarkon River to the city. Construction work on the trail has occurred for the past two years, and includes seating, lighting and shading along the way, according to KKL-JNF. The new NIS 5.5 million path is designed to provide residents with a trail to ride on at home, rather than forcing them to resort to busy parks in other cities that are often "unsuitable to the residents in many ways," the organization said. Both the municipality and KKL-JNF participated in financing the project.

"The path that was dedicated is not just for treks, but it is also an alternative transportation route," said KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler, who emphasized his organization's ongoing participation in developing Israel's cycling paths. "The popularity of bike trips have been gaining momentum in recent years, including in the religious community," a statement from KKL-JNF added.

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