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In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance. Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was a popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that today aside from its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd within Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its different areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital. The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Current projects include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year. There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.