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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its rich past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The project was funded by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי The paths will be paved throughout the city’s numerous neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.