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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of people from Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in the various areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.