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    The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

    “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

    Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

    Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in its various areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

    In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

    Current works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

    The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.

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