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

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its glorious past. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the globe.” Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. The paths will be paved in its diverse areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction and installation of blowers.

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