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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.
The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.
Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious past. Nowadays, aside from its rich history it also has modern tourism.” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person within Israel as well as around the world.”
Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.
The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. http://www.jdn.co.il/consumer/1825535/ The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the dream of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as in promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”
The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.
נווה פריצקי http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.
נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי
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