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

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that today as well as its historical treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe.” Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

About NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by the 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 stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city and are being constructed in its various neighborhoods. The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction and installing blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.