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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 runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

    The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened during a celebration on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists. Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich history. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and around the world.

    נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

    Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

    Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within its areas. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It is intended to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in Jerusalem.”

    נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

    “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through throughout the 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.