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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes 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 goal to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in the capital.”

In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי 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, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי