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The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of people in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

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 is a central tool to realize the goal to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. The paths will be paved in its numerous neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction and installation of blowers.

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