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    The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

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

    The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

    Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious history. Today, apart from its historical treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of people in Israel as well as around the world.”

    נווה פריצקי Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in the capital.”

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

    Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

    The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי