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

The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction. נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists. Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and incorporates modern day tourism. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital with the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. נווה פריצקי It will also be paved throughout the various neighborhoods. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.