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    The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Today, apart from its rich history it also has modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

    Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. 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 department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as the ones that will be laid throughout the city’s neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

    The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all year.

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי