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Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

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

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists. Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich history. In the present, in addition to its rich history it also has modern tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone across Israel as well as around the world. Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and in the development of new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as those that are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes. נווה פריצקי It houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.