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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.
It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.
Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/labels/2022-09-12/ty-article-labels/00000183-31c4-dc67-addb-79d7ffad0000 “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. In the present, in addition to its rich history it also has modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the globe.”
Elkin who, through his ministry and 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 tourists and in the development and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future”. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי Around NIS 25 million were put into in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
http://www.bhol.co.il/news/1439018 Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to change the way we think about transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”
נווה פריצקי 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 to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently 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 crucial in achieving the dream to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.