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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the growth of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of audiences in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in the capital.”

In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.