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

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel that 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 a desirable tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating historical. Elkin explained that nowadays along with its historical treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.” Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that offers a view of the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved in its various areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.