Sidewalk Stimulus


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Street vending is a $504 million industry in Los Angeles.  Every year, 50,000 microbusinesses set up shop on the sidewalks of the city, according to the Bureau of Street Services.  Street entrepreneurs play a complementary role to brick and mortar establishments in the retail ecosystem.  The physical presence of purposeful and neighborly vendors on the street is associated with less frequent rather than more frequent incidents of crime.