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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin who is in charge of the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. It will also be paved in the various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round, the works include road construction and installation of blowers.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.