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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was a popular tourist attraction in the past. נווה פריצקי Today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel and around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical history of our capital city with the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to change the way we think about transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist within the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s diverse areas. The aim is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.