• Weinreich Broch posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.

    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

    נווה פריצקי http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvNv7Qfm7eu1nMArSzmfQQ/videos The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

    נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that today along with its historical treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The launch (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of people throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

    Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future”. I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

    נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

    In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for everyone to use all year.

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

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