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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza.נווה-פריצקיJerusalems-first-cycling-tunnel-is-open-in-Israel-10-09 It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance. The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי Nowadays, aside from its rich history the city also offers modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to its future… נווה פריצקי I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within its areas. It’s designed to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.