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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. נווה פריצקי The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its various neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated west of the city and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי