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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique adventure in hiking and riding for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city. The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin explained that today along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as in promoting the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.