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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike. As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long took place 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.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Today, apart from its historic treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city with the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the dream to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its different neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation. “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction, as well as installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.