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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the dream of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current projects include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.