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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.
The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is included in Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of audiences across Israel and around the world.”
Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and ones that are paved in its areas. It’s designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”
The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.
“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.
The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.