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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of our eternal city to its future”. נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist within the city. The paths will be paved throughout the city’s diverse neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of the city. In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

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