The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.
The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was an extremely popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been integrated into Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of this tunnel project is another step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of tourists in Israel and around the globe.”
Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city with its future.” I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”
נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current works. http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8966920 The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.