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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem. The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists. The city’s rich history was a reason why it was the most visited tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

Elkin is the project’s director. project along 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 would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

A total of NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. These will be paved within the diverse neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The aim is to encourage cyclists in the city.

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe 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 historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.—United-States-09-12-2