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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists. Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich history. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem.—United-States-09-15 “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city as well as those that will be constructed within the diverse neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

In the 90s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.