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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.
The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.
Jerusalem was once a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”
Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.
נווה פריצקי Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”
The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant.
“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.
There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.