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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for everyone throughout Israel as well as around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and in the creation of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present construction. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year.

https:/ It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.