Auto Draft

The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

https:/ “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin stated that today as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel and around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing projects to ensure the tunnel is safe for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.