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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital. The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

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

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that, the present along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with the future.” I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and ones that are paved in its areas. נווה פריצקי The goal is to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.