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  • Ashworth Hale posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.

    The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the expansion of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of people throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

    Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

    Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the dream to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “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 the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also in promoting the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

    נווה פריצקי In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

    נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

    The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.