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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is included in the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and the world.

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid within the various neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use all year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי