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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of audiences across Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical time of our capital city with its future.” נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was invested in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as ones that are paved in its areas. The goal is to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from 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 by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round the work includes road construction, as well as installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical zoo and aquarium as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.