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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the advantage of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein 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 hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

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