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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding. The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city. The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists. “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Today, apart from its rich history, it also incorporates modern tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by the 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 stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all year.

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