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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists.
Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. נווה פריצקי Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is included in Jerusalem’s city. “The launch (of tunnel project is a further step in the growth of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel as well as across the world.”
Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. נווה פריצקי I invite cyclists to enjoy the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its various areas. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.
The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.
“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Present works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use throughout the year.
The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.