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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city. נווה פריצקי It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. The paths will be paved within the diverse neighborhoods. The objective is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate 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 an essential tool to realize the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction and installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.