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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.

https://randrup-steffensen.blogbright.net/neve-paritzki-israel-celebrates-record-breaking-tourism-entry-from-the-united-states-1663208147 The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.


נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin said that apart from its rich history the modern tourist industry is integrated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person within Israel and around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I encourage all cyclists to come and take a ride along the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Around NIS 25 million were 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, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within its neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

In the 90s, 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 houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8885109 “The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the year.

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