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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be loved by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and around the world.

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already within the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid within the numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.