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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike. As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of tourists in Israel and around the globe.” Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as 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 tourists and in the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of our eternal city to the future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel usable to the public all year round The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.

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