• Levesque Salling posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

    The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

    נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. נווה פריצקי It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that nowadays along with its historic treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd throughout Israel, and worldwide.”

    Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid throughout the city’s numerous neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The aim is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city.

    The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    Road construction installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all season.

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