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    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

    It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of visitors in Israel as well as across the globe.”

    Elkin is the project’s director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

    The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved in its numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cyclists in the city.

    The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round the work includes road construction and installing blowers.

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.

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