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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future”. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as the ones that will be paved within its different neighborhood. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards Sorek’s purification plant. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction, as well as installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.