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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the advantage of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious historical. Elkin explained that the present along with its rich history, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The opening of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all across Israel as well as around the world. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city and the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will also be paved throughout its different neighborhoods. It will also 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 to the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.