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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that the present along with its rich history, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The opening (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of people across Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is safe for the people to use all season.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.