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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was a popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. These will be paved in its various neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among residents of the city.

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently 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 a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing efforts to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.