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The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that the present as well as its rich history, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel and around the world.” Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city with its future.” I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in the various areas. נווה פריצקי It will also help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי