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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that nowadays as well as its historical treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. “The launch (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with its future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem. The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city and are being constructed in its various areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

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