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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the advantage of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist attraction in the past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem. A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as the ones that will be constructed within the different neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.