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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the Jerusalem city. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd within Israel, and worldwide.”

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי