The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=459025&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. https://www.bhol.co.il/news/1439018 Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that, today along with its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. https://www.israelhayom.co.il/mumlazim/article/13057097 "The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem's city Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel and around the world."

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the rich history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem... I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem. https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=458935&subjectId=42&ShowAll=True Around NIS 25 million were invested in the project, budgeted by the Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

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"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem," Elkin stressed. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

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

"The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of changing Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.


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