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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the advantage of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel as well as around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, and will be constructed within the different neighborhood. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all 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.