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Raleigh Mayor Puts Best Foot Forward in Walking Campaign

Posted April 4, 2007 1:09 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker wants residents to put on their walking shoes in an effort to check out the city.

Meeker said the "I'm a Raleigh Walker" campaign, which kicked off Wednesday, is intended to encourage people to get out of their cars and explore the downtown area.

Eight months after its grand re-opening, Fayetteville Street does have a few unoccupied buildings, but Meeker said he is pleased overall with the downtown progress.

"I always like to see things move more quickly, but frankly Fayetteville Street is doing extremely well," Meeker said. "There are four or five restaurants open in the area, some clubs at night, another six or eight storefronts being renovated."

The walking effort is being held in conjunction with the opening of the Farmer's Market in Moore Square.