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As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a 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 was once a popular tourist destination because of its historical past. נווה פריצקי Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The launch (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through all year round.

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