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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.
The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for all types of audience in Israel, and worldwide.”
Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”
Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its different areas. נווה פריצקי This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.
The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round the work includes road construction, as well as installation of blowers.
Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.