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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the enjoyment of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that circles the capital. It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away 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 the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. In the present, in addition to its historical treasures it also has modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with the future.” I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery 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, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי