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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
נווה פריצקי As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that nowadays as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be made paved in its different areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

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, which is located to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי It includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current construction. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.