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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital. The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its rich history, modern tourism is also integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem. The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to change the way of thinking and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green movement in the capital.”

In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.