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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem. Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich historical. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also included in the city of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to its future… I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be made paved in the various neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all season.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.