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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza.נווה-פריצקיJerusalem-inaugurates-Israels-first-cycling-tunnel-10-07-2 The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Today, apart from its historic treasures it also has modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of people across Israel and around the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. This will encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round The works comprise road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.