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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating historical. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel and all over the world.” Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to its future… נווה פריצקי I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

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 west of the city and is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.