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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin stated that nowadays as well as its rich history the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.