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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also included in the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city and the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass through throughout the year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.