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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its glorious past. Elkin stated that today as well as its historic treasures the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city and are being constructed in its diverse neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year. You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.