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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique adventure in hiking and riding for the enjoyment of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that circles the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich history. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that will be constructed within the diverse areas. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing projects to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי