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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating past. Elkin stated that the present, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the development of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

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