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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich history. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences in Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million were put into in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as the ones that will be constructed within the different areas. It is designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

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

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel 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.