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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that today aside from its historical treasures it also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and around the world. Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique 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 work.

נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. נווה פריצקי It will also be paved throughout the various areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

In the 1990s, the 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 which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.