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

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present. Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historical treasures it also incorporates modern tourists. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future.” I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was invested in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as 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 stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved in its various areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.