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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical time of our capital city and the future.” נווה פריצקי I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million was put into 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, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, and will be paved within its different neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling among its residents, and to promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.