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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

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

Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and in the development of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its areas. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in Jerusalem.” In the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.