Your commute sucked this morning, we know. Ours did too. The Shoreway closed this morning for the filming of what had better be an elaborate, high-octane highway chase scene in Captain America 2, and will remain closed for two more weeks.
Like responsible 21st century citizens, we've taken our frustrations promptly to the digisphere, where we've found solidarity and censure from our Cleveland brethren.
And a weird but sort of predictable thing happened: What was first almost unanimous angst and bewilderment — why, for instance, was the city's only emergency measure a few traffic cops? — morphed into chiding from both the "deal with it" crowd and the "let's buck up and find alternatives ourselves!" contingent.
Here are some tweets that run the emotional gamut:
Avoid innerbelt angst! Take the Red Line while the Shoreway is closed! #CLECaptTraffic— Greater Cleve RTA (@GCRTA) May 31, 2013
Captain America closes the Shoreway for 2 weeks, encourages everyone to ride their bike. Spread the word. Ride safe. http://t.co/9HXVj7wDZi— Bike Cleveland (@Bike_CLE) May 31, 2013
This Downtown #Cleveland traffic is awesome - said no one ever.— Rumor Bar & Lounge (@RumorCleveland) May 30, 2013
Pretty awesome to get a day off cause cleveland traffic is so stupid.— Alex Petz (@borddumonde) May 31, 2013
I hate working in Cleveland right now this traffic is making my job a bitch! #fts— Jeremy Gunsalus (@JGunsalus33) May 31, 2013
Stuck in traffic on Detroit Avenue, I think that if @GLBC_Cleveland can do Blackout Stout, it can make Shoreway Shutdown Shandy happen.— Mike Butz (@mikebutz) May 31, 2013
Hey, here's a novel thought. Rather than complain about traffic coming into Cleveland, how about actually moving back into Cleveland? #smh— Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) May 31, 2013
Dear Cleveland - welcome to LA traffic.— Most Likely Megan (@meganzurkey) May 31, 2013
I wonder if Mayor Jackson is personally dealing with this traffic nightmare he caused, or if he's just blissfully unaware. #cletraffic— Mallory McMaster (@MalloryInPink) May 31, 2013