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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by all. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony, 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) along with hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Today, apart from its historic treasures it also has modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout the various neighborhoods. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem. In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.