• Melgaard Russo posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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

    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part 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. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    The tunnel’s official opening ceremony, which is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of people throughout Israel and all over the world.”

    Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its areas. נווה פריצקי It is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

    The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which 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

    Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

    Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.