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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the enjoyment of
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. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for everyone in Israel as well as around the world. Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future”. I invite all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as 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.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within its areas. It’s designed to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

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 throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.