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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is a further step in the growth of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of people across Israel and around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city and are being constructed in its various areas. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי