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The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists. נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. Elkin explained that nowadays as well as its historical treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved in the various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line towards Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.