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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated in a 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.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences across Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. נווה פריצקי Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its different areas. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.