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  • Carlton Holgersen posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be loved by everyone.

    In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

    נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

    The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its rich past. Nowadays, aside from its historical treasures the city also offers modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

    Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

    Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist within the city. The paths will be paved in its diverse neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem.

    The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant.

    “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

    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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