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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.


On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel's 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin explained that nowadays as well as its historic treasures the tunnel project incorporates modern-day tourism. "The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd throughout Israel as well as around the world."

Elkin is the project's director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem's tourism development and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

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

"The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem," Elkin stressed. נווה פריצקי "The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city."

In the 90s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.