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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction. Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of tourists in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.