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    The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.

    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

    It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

    On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, today aside from its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all types of people from Israel and all over the world.”

    Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital with its future.” I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

    Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IARj0i5sZlw The tunnel will also be paved in its various areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

    In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

    Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.