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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be enjoyed by everyone.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. Today, apart from its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of audiences in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid within the various neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is now being used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.