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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel and around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with its future.” I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid within the various areas. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

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 includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction installation, blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.