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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 Jerusalem, the capital city.

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

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was the most visited tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of audiences across Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי These will be paved in its various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The aim is to promote cyclists in the city.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round, the works include road construction and installation of blowers. You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.