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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by everyone.
As part of 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. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction. The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures it also has modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of people from Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical time of our capital city with the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin said. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its different areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.נווה-פריצקיJerusalems-first-cycle-tunnel-has-been-inaugurated-in-Israel-10-09 The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.