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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. In the present, in addition to its rich history the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel as well as around the world. נווה פריצקי Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist within the city. These will be paved in its diverse areas. The objective is to promote cyclists in the city.

In the late 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year.

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