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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel as well as around the world.” The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and its future.” נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round, the works include road construction and installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.