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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem. In the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.