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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historic past. נווה פריצקי In the present, in addition to its historical treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The launch (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of people across Israel as well as across the world.” Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”נווה-פריצקיJerusalems-first-cycling-tunnel-opened-in-Israel-10-08 Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

In the 90s In the 90s, 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 as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.