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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all in Israel and the world.

Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout the various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי