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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the present, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was put into in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. These will be paved in its numerous areas. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

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

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.