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    The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.

    The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

    It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. rishon.mynet.co.il/good_to_know/article/bywhg4vbo Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel and around the world.”

    Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and in the creation of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    http://www.themarker.com/labels/2022-09-12/ty-article-labels/00000183-31c8-d6c9-a197-79cd96360000 About NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already within the city. http://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/524295/ They will be laid within the diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

    The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line towards Sorek’s purification plant.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction and installation of blowers.

    The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי