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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/labels/2022-09-12/ty-article-labels/00000183-31c4-dc67-addb-79d7ffad0000 The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. http://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/523585/ Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.
נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the 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.
Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin explained that the present along with its rich history, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience within Israel, and worldwide.”
Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lwMSJfGow The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already within the city. They will be laid within the numerous areas. The aim is to encourage cycling among residents of the city.
In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.
You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.