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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, 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 an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. The paths will be paved in its numerous neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The aim is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי 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.