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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital. The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of tourists from Israel and all over the world.”

נווה פריצקי The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist within the city. These will be paved in its various neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city. The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.