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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and also in the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as the ones that are being constructed in its different neighborhoods.נווה-פריצקיThe-first-cycle-tunnel-in-Israel-opens-in-Jerusalem-10-06-2 It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and promote the green revolution in transportation in 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 is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
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 seasons. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.