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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was opened as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin added that in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of people from Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city with its future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by 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.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city as well as those that are being constructed in its various areas. It’s designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

The 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 ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.