The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be enjoyed by all.
https://app.glosbe.com/profile/6982210598926814407 The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.
The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.
Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of tourists throughout Israel as well as around the world.”
Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/exit.asp?url=https://www.bhol.co.il/news/1439018 I would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”
A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
נווה פריצקי Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.
“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.