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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem. On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin said that today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.