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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

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

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd within Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our capital city to its future… I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The goal is to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.