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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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 as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. In the present, in addition to its rich history it also has modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist city for all types of visitors in Israel and throughout the world.” Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to its future”. נווה פריצקי I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the dream of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing projects to make the tunnel safer for all seasons. There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.