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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin said that, today as well as its historic treasures the tunnel project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel and all over the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and the future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was put into in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that will be constructed within the various areas. נווה פריצקי It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי