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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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 Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Today, apart from its historical treasures it also has modern-day tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of people throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The 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 in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.