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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience. נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was a popular tourist spot in the past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that will be paved within its diverse neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.