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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel that 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) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious history. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures it also has modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid in its numerous areas. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round the work includes road construction and installing blowers.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.