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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by all. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. Elkin said that today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities which connect the rich past of Jerusalem to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by the Elkin’s Ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.