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

נווה פריצקי It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich past. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage cyclists to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its various areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי