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The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.
The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.
On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.
Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all types of travelers in Israel as well as around the world.”
Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and also in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.
Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.
Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its diverse areas. It is designed to encourage cycling among its residents, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”
The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.
“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.