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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” נווה פריצקי I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

In the 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include 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.