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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists also attended.
נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. http://www.bhol.co.il/news/1439018 Elkin said that, today along with its historical treasures the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types in Israel and the world.
נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry 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 the central tool in achieving our goal to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IARj0i5sZlw “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. It’s designed to promote biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in the capital.”
The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvNv7Qfm7eu1nMArSzmfQQ/videos This plant is west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.
“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current works. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the season.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.
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