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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd in Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי 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. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

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