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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.
נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that, the present as well as its historic treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all types of people from Israel and around the globe.”
Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.
Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”
The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.
“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through all year round.
The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי