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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride. The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended. Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin said that, the present as well as its historical treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel and around the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city and its future.” I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million was put into in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. The paths will be paved throughout the city’s numerous areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use all year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.