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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

The city’s rich history was a reason why it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for every kind of person within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its different areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure the tunnel is safe for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.