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The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was a popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into the city of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for all types throughout Israel as well as around the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and the future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also in promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.