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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8930078 נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city as well as the ones that will be paved within its different areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.


https://anotepad.com/notes/b44q23im “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

https://schou-dodson.blogbright.net/neve-paritzki-israel-celebrates-record-breaking-tourist-entry-numbers-from-usa-1663675150 The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.