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    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

    It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

    On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

    Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that the present as well as its rich history the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and the world.

    Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

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

    Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist within the city. They will be laid within the numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

    The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    Construction of roads installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

    The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.

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