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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that the current 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 opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of our eternal city to its future”. I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as the ones that are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי