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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. נווה פריצקי “The opening of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel and the world.

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

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

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.