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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that, nowadays as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel as well as around the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical time of our capital city with its future.” I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי