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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened 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 “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its glorious past. Today, apart from its rich history the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of people across Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city and its future.” I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי About NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as those that will paved in the neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

To make the tunnel usable to the public all year round The works comprise road construction, as well as installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.