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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the advantage of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist attraction in the past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its different areas. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.