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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was a popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that nowadays, in addition to its rich history, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and the development of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to its future… I encourage all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist in the city. The paths will be paved throughout the city’s diverse areas. The goal is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.