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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich historical. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי This will help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.