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

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be 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.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its historical past. נווה פריצקי Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem. The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

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

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use throughout the year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive 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.