The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.
The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.
https://www.authorstream.com/neve.paritzkiefbc993ii/ The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.
“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin stated that the present along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”
Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.
Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the dream of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”
The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.
https://git.sicom.gov.co/neve.paritzkibhsm495ii “The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.
http://sc.sie.gov.hk/TuniS/nevefrietzki.co.il/ The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.