World Amazing Stuff: Steepest road in Dunedin, New Zealand

Steepest road in Dunedin, New Zealand

Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand is holding the record for the Steepest residential road in the world.  It is located in the residential suburb of North East Valley, 3.5km northeast of Dunedin's city centre. 

At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is approximately 1:2.86 (19° or 35%) - that is, for every 2.86m traveled horizontally, the elevation rises by 1m. Baldwin Street's claim to fame has caused some controversy after it emerged that the original entry in the Guinness Book of Record.

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