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The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. נווה פריצקי I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through 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.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid in its diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.