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The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was the most visited tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was put into in the project, financed by the 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. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also in promoting the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.” 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, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.