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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is loved by everyone.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were invested in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, 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 an essential tool for achieving the vision to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as those that are being constructed in its diverse areas. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.” In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

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