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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city. נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that nowadays as well as its historic treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for everyone in Israel and around the world.

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of our eternal city to its future”. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as in promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Current works include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year.

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