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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.
The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
http://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.
Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lwMSJfGow Elkin said that apart from its rich history the modern tourist industry is included in the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel as well as around the world.
Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.
נווה פריצקי A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of changing the concept for transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”
In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.