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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for the public to pass 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, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי