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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists. Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious history. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd within Israel, and worldwide.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and its future.” I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in its various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

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 currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present construction. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.