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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that nowadays, in addition to its historical treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience in Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who is in charge of the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. It will also be paved in the various areas. נווה פריצקי This will encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

In the 90s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.