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    The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.

    The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

    נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

    The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

    Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin explained that nowadays along with its rich history the tunnel project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of people in Israel as well as around the world.”

    Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and in the development of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

    jerusalem.mynet.co.il/good_to_know/article/hjnaame11i The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    נווה פריצקי Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. It is intended to promote biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

    The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Construction of roads, installation, blowers, sophisticated safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the current construction. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

    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 in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.