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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating historical. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the present along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of tourists in Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its areas. נווה פריצקי It is intended to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.