• Daugherty Rohde posted an update 1 year, 6 months ago

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

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

    נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvNv7Qfm7eu1nMArSzmfQQ/videos Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

    Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that nowadays, in addition to its historical treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

    http://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/524295/ נווה פריצקי Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

    Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” saloona.co.il/blog/%D7%90%D7%98%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%91%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%95%D7%94-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A6%D7%A7%D7%99/ Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

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

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

    The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי