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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Today, apart from its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of visitors in Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. נווה פריצקי The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid in its various neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cyclists in the city. The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.