Captain America filming creates traffic trouble in Cleveland

Superhero can help city in other ways

Posted: 06/03/2013

CLEVELAND - On the list of stories everyone in Cleveland is talking about - Captain America congestion.

We kicked off the first full week of the Shoreway shutdown with a sea of slow-moving cars. The jam was due to the filming of Captain America.

If the super hero can’t save us from this two-week traffic nightmare, we have some suggestions of ways he can help Cleveland down the road.

  1. He can hit the field with the Cleveland Browns the next time they take on arch-rival the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  2. Next, he can put on his parka and help dig us all out from the next big lake effect snowstorm.
  3. But topping the list of ideas to ease the sting of the Shoreway shutdown, say thanks.

Over the weekend, the actor who plays Captain America, Chris Evans, took to Twitter with this message: “Sorry we’re screwing up your traffic, Cleveland.  You’ve been a very gracious host.”

Since we have an in with a super hero now, how would you like to see him help our city?

Let us know on Mike Brookbank's Facebook page.

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ESCAPE CHAOS IN CITY AT HOLDEN ARBORETUM

Escape the chaos of the city for a little adventure with the kids.

“It gives kids an opportunity to do things that they may not normally get to do,” said Paul Spector.

Head out to the Holden Arboretum and Buckeye Buds Adventure Woods.

On the list of activities worth checking out - high flying fun on the zipline.

Next, the observation tower.

“Kids love to climb up and get a bird’s eye view of the water,” said Spector.

Finally, the bird observation area, where kids get to see birds up close.

The 3,600 acre arboretum is also a great place to slow down and relax among nature.

“Whether you’re looking for a garden experience or a more natural experience, there’s something here for everyone,” added Spector.

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HIDDEN GARDEN GEMS AROUND TOWN

Now to the list of other hidden gems around town.

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, located along Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Rockefeller Park, the city’s largest, connects the eastern suburbs to the lakefront.

Finally, the Eastman Reading Garden at the main library, a private space for reading and relaxation.

Where is your perfect escape in and around Cleveland?

Let us know on Mike Brookbank's Facebook page.

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