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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel as well as around the world.” Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid within the numerous neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among residents of the city.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.