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    The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

    The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lwMSJfGow “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of tourists from Israel and all over the world.”

    Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

    Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

    Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as the ones that are being constructed in its different areas. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

    http://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=458935&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

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

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

    There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.