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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the enjoyment of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists. Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be the most visited tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of visitors in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were invested in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city as well as the ones that will be paved within its different neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.