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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

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 as well as hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Elkin stated that nowadays, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city and the future.” I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the dream of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse areas. נווה פריצקי The objective is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city.

נווה פריצקי 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 project is central to realizing the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round, the works include road construction as well as the installing blowers.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.