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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the enjoyment of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Today, apart from its historical treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and also in the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. https:/ The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located west of the city and is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction, as well as installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.