• Wrenn Richardson 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, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

    It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

    The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

    Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage cyclists to come and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

    Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

    The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass through all year round.

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