JERSEY CITY - Local leaders really want to get people in Jersey City walking around, and they are closing down a major road to do it.

During posted days and times, Newark Avenue will become a pedestrian mall where people can walk or sit in the middle of the street and enjoy the environment free of traffic.

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Jersey City's pedestrian area stretches for about 500 feet from the Grove Street Path up to Erie Street.

The trial program will run for about three months.