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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. 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 a km away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Elkin said that today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the rich history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be made paved in its various areas. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

https:/ The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.