Fruitvale Avenue

The Old Testament prescribes specific punishment for malfeasance:  an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.  Following that principle, a Biblical patriarch would inflict traffic trauma on the person responsible for the God-forsaken traffic signals at the train tracks on Fruitvale Avenue near the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland.

At 8:17 a.m. on Feb. 25, I had my camera ready to document a frequent feature of my daily drive down Fruitvale Avenue to BART.  

As I approached the railroad tracks just west of San Leandro Avenue in Oakland, the recently installed traffic signals flanking a fancy new system of train warning lights were behaving badly.  

As you can see, both traffic signals say “Go” while the blinking red lights scream, “Stop!”

The railroad barrier has also swung down to block the road.