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    The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvNv7Qfm7eu1nMArSzmfQQ/videos The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

    נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of people from Israel as well as around the world.”

    The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical history of our capital city with its future.” I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

    A total of NIS 25 million was invested in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

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

    “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

    It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.