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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city and are being constructed in its different neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.