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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel 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.

נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its glorious past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences across Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and in the creation of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… נווה פריצקי I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in the various areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.