• Martens Rindom posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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

    The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

    The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel 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 attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

    Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its glorious history. Today, apart from its rich history it also has modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of tourists in Israel and around the globe.”

    נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development as well as in creating new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

    In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round the work includes road construction and installing blowers.

    The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.