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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for all types of audience within Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city and will be paved within its various areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through all year round.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי