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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The launch of the tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all kinds of tourists in Israel and all over the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city and its future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. It will also be paved in its various areas. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.