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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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, and many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

A total of NIS 25 million was put into in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry 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 stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. It will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

In the late 1990s in the 1990s, 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 also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Current works include road construction, installation blowers as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year.

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