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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital. The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. נווה פריצקי Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types across Israel and the world.

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.