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    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

    http://www.facebook.com/neveparitzki The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

    The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. נווה פריצקי The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

    Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was a popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and all over the world.”

    Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

    Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

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

    “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass through all year round.

    You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.