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Baldwin St., steepest road in the world



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Baldwin Street, in a suburban part of New Zealand's southern city of Dunedin, is reputed to be the world's steepest street. It is located in the suburb of North East Valley, 3.5 kilometres northeast of Dunedin's city centre. A short straight street of some 350 metres length, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill. Its lower reaches are of only moderate steepness, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper, and surfaced in concrete, for ease of maintenance (tar seal would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is approximately 1:2.86 (19° or 35%) - that is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation rises by 1 metre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin

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Submitted: 12/03/2008

By: sladys

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Category: Transportation: Other

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SpiderX22

Dec 3, 2008 - 6:17pm

Perfect skating hill.

sladys

Dec 3, 2008 - 6:29pm

You say it. Take a look at this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXvYWDWRTOM

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