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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Today, apart from its historical treasures it also has modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of people in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, and will be constructed within the different neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.