The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists participated in a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist spot in the past. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of people across Israel and around the world.”
נווה פריצקי Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. נווה פריצקי The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved in its different areas. נווה פריצקי It will also increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.
The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round, the works include road construction and installing blowers.
There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.