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    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

    The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

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

    Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. In the present, in addition to its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

    Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

    The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its different areas. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

    http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

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

    The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי