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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held 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.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist attraction in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of people across Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that link the fascinating history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as those that are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.