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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city. The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that today, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the growth of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together 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 also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with the future.” I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as the ones that will be paved within its diverse neighborhood. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through throughout the year.

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