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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its rich history. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures it also has modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all in Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were invested in the project, financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be made paved in the various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.