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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing work. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.