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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 opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also in attendance.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for everyone in Israel and around the world.

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to come and take a ride along the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. It will also help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital. The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the dream of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי