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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that runs through the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be a popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Nowadays, aside from its rich history the city also offers modern tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The launch (of the tunnel) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of people in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the design and operation of new tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future”. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city as well as those that will be paved within its various neighborhood. It is designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the late 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the goal of changing the transportation concept across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.