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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 the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person throughout Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist within the city. They will be laid in its various areas. The aim is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.