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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and 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. “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. Elkin said that, today, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of tourists throughout Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already within the city. These will be paved within the diverse areas.נווה-פריצקיJerusalem-is-the-home-of-Israels-first-bicycle-tunnel-10-09 The aim is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.