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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich historical. In the present, in addition to its historical treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of new tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. The paths will be paved in its various neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cycling among residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.