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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.
The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.
Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be a popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that today in addition to its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of visitors in Israel and around the world.”
Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to the future of Jerusalem… I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”
In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from 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
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the current works. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.