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In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance. Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of audiences across Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי About NIS 25 million was put into in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s various areas. The goal is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located west of the city and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through all year round.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.