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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into the Jerusalem city. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd within Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city as well as those that will be paved within its different neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage bicycling among its residents, and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present construction. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.