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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance. Jerusalem was once very sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone throughout Israel and the world.

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist within the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s numerous neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, modern safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the current construction. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.