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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin said that, nowadays along with its rich history the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid in its numerous areas. The objective is to encourage cyclists in the city.

In the 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

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