• Martens Rindom posted an update 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of

    As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

    The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

    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 hundreds of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once a well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures, modern tourism is also included in Jerusalem’s city. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

    The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with its future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

    Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved in its numerous areas. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

    The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

    נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    Road construction installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all year.

    The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.