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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is included in Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of this tunnel project is another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all types of people from Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. נווה פריצקי It will also be made paved in the various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.