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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is loved by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also included in Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its diverse areas. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.