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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city and are being constructed in its different areas. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the 90s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.