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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that today as well as its historic treasures the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist city for all types of audiences in Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as the ones that are being constructed in its different neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within its inhabitants, and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year. There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood. נווה פריצקי