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    The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that is to be enjoyed by everyone.

    http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

    The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

    Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 In the present, in addition to its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel and around the world.

    Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. נווה פריצקי I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

    נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city and will be constructed within the diverse neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

    The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

    “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through all year round.

    The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.

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