Nahal Gdora Urban Trail Inaugurated in Kiryat Biyalik.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
The Nahal Gdora Urban Trail, in Kiryat Bialik in Israel’s north, was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by a delegation from Belgium on their visit to Israel. The urban trail, built with the support of KKL Belgium in memory of Esther and Hanania Benzenou, is almost a mile long and serves the people of Kiryat Bialik, who enjoy doing their walking, jogging and cycling on the lovely new trail or just going for a walk with the dog.
“My joy today is double”, says Jacky Benzenou, President of KKL Belgium and the son of Esther and Hanania, after whom the trail is named. “Whenever a new KKL Belgium project is inaugurated I feel a sense of accomplishment, and I’m thrilled to see how the urban trail contributes to the people of Kiryat Biaylik. And dedicating a project to my parents is especially moving.”
On one side of the trail there are green fields, and on the other, the town’s neighborhoods. In between it passes between parks and playgrounds.
“Thousands of people benefit from it, especially in the early hours of the morning and the afternoon and evening hours”, says Eli Dukorski, Mayor of Kiryat Biyalik. “Children, adults and the elderly walk or cycle alongside nature, and it’s a marvelous thing to see.”
Dukorski said that the trail is part of a comprehensive national plan for a trail between Acre and the Krayot in Haifa. The municipality of Kiryat Bialik is just about to complete another 2.5-mile stretch, and will continue to pave the trail in the years to come.
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