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

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist attraction in the past. נווה פריצקי Nowadays, aside from its historical treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of audiences across Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.