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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating past. Today, apart from its historical treasures it also has modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel and the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. They will be laid in its diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

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