• Schroeder Lentz posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.

    The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

    The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. http://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historical treasures it also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors in Israel and throughout the world.”

    נווה פריצקי Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

    Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

    In the late 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

    נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round, the works include road construction, as well as installing blowers.

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.