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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin said that, today as well as its rich history, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. נווה פריצקי I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist in the city. נווה פריצקי The paths will be paved within the numerous neighborhoods. The objective is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

In the 90s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes. It houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

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

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

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.