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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the city of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an ideal tourism destination for all kinds of tourists in Israel and all over 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 tourism and the creation and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future”. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital. In the 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line 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 Lon
Road construction installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current construction. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all year. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.