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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי 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, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist destination in the past. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel and all over the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city and its future.” I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.” Around NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its different neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.