The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
http://fromthepoint.com/members/neve-paritzkistky874ii/activity/52884/ The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.
It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.
נווה פריצקי The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.
The city’s rich history was a reason that it was the most visited tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person within Israel and around the world.”
Elkin who is in charge of the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”
https://americanhomeandgardenexchange.com/members/neve-paritzkidgul546ii/activity/774145/ The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”
In the 90s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. http://geekgirlsnightout.com/membership/members/neve-paritzkintrp699cc/activity/3347398160277211052/ It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing projects to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.
The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.