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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel as well as around the world. Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

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.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing construction. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the season. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.