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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.
The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.
Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.
"In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been integrated into Jerusalem's city. "The opening of this tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience throughout Israel, and worldwide."
Elkin's ministry, which also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem's tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city with the future." I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.
Elkin's Ministry Elkin's Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.
"The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem," Elkin stressed. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be made paved in the various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.
The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.
"The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport system. "
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.