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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 opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.