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The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin stated that nowadays, in addition to its historic treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person within Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within its areas. It’s designed to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.