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    The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.

    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

    http://www.inn.co.il/news/577845 The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    http://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/524295/ The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

    Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist spot in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that, nowadays as well as its historic treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd within Israel, and worldwide.”

    Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical time of our capital city and its future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

    http://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

    Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It is intended to promote biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

    נווה פריצקי 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 The Sorek Tunnel is located to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

    The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.