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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that today, apart from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of people in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future”. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. It will also be paved throughout its different areas. נווה פריצקי It will also help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through at all times of the year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.