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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin said that, the present, in addition to its rich history the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to change the way we think about transport in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already in the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s numerous areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood. נווה פריצקי