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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with 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 inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was an extremely popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person in Israel, and worldwide.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved throughout the various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round, the works include road construction and installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.