Why You Might Get Rocks Thrown at You When Cycling in Oakland Neighbourhoods

“The porter at my old address on Union street had a theory that bicycles were the harbinger of change: one might bicycle down a deserted/scary road whereas walking down it might not be a good idea. So the bicycle enables people to move into neighbourhoods they might not consider otherwise, and then the goods and services follow. I think there is a grain of truth to that theory.”
Robert Wright