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

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious history. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for every kind of person in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. It will also be made paved in its different areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

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