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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
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 route that circles the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its diverse areas. It’s designed to encourage cycling within its inhabitants, and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.