Unsafe Streets' New Liability
2 Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation 37 (2017)
10 Pages Posted: 1 May 2017 Last revised: 4 Nov 2017
Date Written: May 1, 2017
A recent decision by the high court of New York State (Turturro v. City of New York) could affect the pace of Vision Zero street redesigns across the United States. In this short piece, I explain the holding, history, and repercussions of the case and what advocates can learn about pressing their cities to fulfill their legal obligation to build and maintain safe streets.
Keywords: Vision Zero, traffic, safety, Turturro, tort, municipal liability, proprietary immunity, governmental function immunity, vehicular, complete streets, urbanism
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