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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience in Israel, and worldwide.”

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each 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”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי