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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that today as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people from Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in the capital.”

In the 90s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.