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The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin said that, today as well as its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with the future.” I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved throughout the various neighborhoods. This will help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.