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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that the present along with its historic treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is a further step in the expansion of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of visitors in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million was put into in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within its areas. It is intended to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green transport revolution 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 west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Road construction installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי