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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin said that apart from its rich history the modern tourist industry is included in Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the development of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already within the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s various neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation, blowers, modern safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.