Unsafe Streets' New Liability

2 Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation 37 (2017)

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-31

10 Pages Posted: 1 May 2017 Last revised: 4 Nov 2017

See all articles by Gregory H. Shill

Gregory H. Shill

University of Iowa College of Law; American Bar Foundation; New York University School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shill, Gregory H., Unsafe Streets' New Liability (May 1, 2017). 2 Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation 37 (2017); U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2961099

Gregory H. Shill (Contact Author)

University of Iowa College of Law ( email )

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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

American Bar Foundation

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

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