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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. נווה פריצקי Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that nowadays, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the development of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

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 west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use during the entire year.

נווה פריצקי It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.