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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that nowadays, in addition to its rich history the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and the world.

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… נווה פריצקי I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The project was financed by the Elkin’s department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. נווה פריצקי It will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. This will encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all seasons. There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood. נווה פריצקי