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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” נווה פריצקי I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem. About NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project. It was budgeted by 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 declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in the capital.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.