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

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that today along with its rich history the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel and around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.