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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd throughout Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that will be constructed within the various neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing construction. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is safe for the people to use all season.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.