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The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types across Israel and around the world.

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in the various areas. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

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

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use all year. The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.