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The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin explained that nowadays as well as its rich history the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel and around the world.”
http://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=458935&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and in the creation of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that link the rich history of our capital city to its future… http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13067733 “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin stated 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 neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.
In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through all year round.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.