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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was the most visited tourist spot in the past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also integrated into the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the world.” Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the design and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as those that will paved in its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Present works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use during the entire year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.