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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious history. נווה פריצקי In the present, in addition to its historical treasures it also has modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout the various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.