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

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

    The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

    On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

    Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening (of tunnel project is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of visitors in Israel and around the world.”

    Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital with the future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. נווה פריצקי The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be paved in its various areas. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

    The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.

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