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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the creation and operation of new tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city as well as those that are being constructed in its various neighborhood. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for pedestrians to travel through all year round.

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