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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance. On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Today, apart from its rich history the city also offers modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel and around the world. Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future”. I encourage all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already in the city. They will be laid within the numerous areas. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.