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Could You Live on the World’s Steepest Residential Street?

Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:12
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There are two things you need to have if you live on Baldwin Street, in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand – strong leg muscles and stamina! Locals claim that the 350-m long street holds the world record for the steepest in the world, and while this isn’t officially confirmed, it’s definitely believable – the street is so steep that it had to be laid with concrete, because asphalt would flow down the slope on a warm day.

Baldwin street has a maximum slope of 1:2.86, a 36% gradient. This means that for every 2.86 meters traveled horizontally, the street rises by one meter. That’s plenty of exercise for the residents of the residential suburb of North East Valley, where the street is located. The lower reaches are only moderately steep, but the upper reaches are hair-raisingly abrupt.



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  • Isn’t that the street that that BIN judeo-christo-FAIRY maygirl, the mayhem, lives on in New Zeeeeeeeeeeeland?
    Jus askin! :wink: :wink:
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • But Chris…. You’ve been claiming mayhem is a man named Jed from Jersey.

      Which is it? Which is the truth and which is a lie?

    • No, MARK, but i once owned a property on the other side of the city, near The-House-of-Pain, google it. Now i reside in Rotorua which is inside the crater rim of a mildly active Volcano.

      Speaking of Dunedin; did you know there is a “research” reactor situated there? So much for being Nuclear Free, huh? But that doesn’t change the fact that we are the only country, on the planet, who has told you Yanks to leave your Nukes at home when all-o-ya’ll come to visit.

      So, clearly, it’s not that we don’t like Nukes just Yanks :razz:

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