• Dickinson Haagensen posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

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

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

    נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

    Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration of tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of visitors in Israel as well as around the globe.”

    Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

    Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

    Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. It will also be paved in its various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

    The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

    The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year.

    The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.