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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 that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance. Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. They will be laid in its numerous areas. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present works. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.