The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.
The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.
The tunnel’s official opening ceremony, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.
“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person throughout Israel and around the world.”
Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. It is intended to promote biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”
https://pastelink.net/p9816ivj In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. http://y8space.com/members-2/neve-paritzkiiolv724cc/activity/4087892/ https://juarez-clark.federatedjournals.com/neve-paritzki-israel-is-celebrating-record-breaking-tourism-entry-numbers-united-states-1663268480 It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all to use during the entire year.
The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. https://canvas.instructure.com/eportfolios/1447057/Home/Neve_Paritzki_Israel_Celebrates_Record_Breaking_Tourism_Entry_Numbers_United_States