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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich historical. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the expansion of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of people throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical time of our capital city with the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. It will also be paved in the various areas. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use during the entire year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי