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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be loved by everyone.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd within Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and the future.” I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was invested in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its various areas. נווה פריצקי It will also help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.