Auto Draft

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and many cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that apart from its rich history, modern tourism is also included in the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its different areas. It will also help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for everyone to use all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.