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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience. In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Elkin explained that the present as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the growth of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel and around 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 Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and the development of new activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem. The project was financed by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its different areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through throughout 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.