Baldwin Street

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Baldwin Street
A house on Baldwin Street
NamesakeWilliam Baldwin
Length350 m (1,150 ft)
LocationNorth East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
Postal code9010
North endNorth Road
South endBuchanan Street
Known forWorld's steepest residential street until 2019
A woman descends the street.
Baldwin Street is located in New Zealand Dunedin
Baldwin Street
Baldwin Street
The location of Baldwin Street within Dunedin's urban area

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand was the steepest street in the world. In 1987, Guinness World Records said it was the steepest.[1] It is in the suburb of North East Valley. It is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) northeast of Dunedin's central business district.

On 16 July 2019, Ffordd Pen Llech in Wales, became the world's steepest street. Baldwin Street's gradient is 35%, and Ffordd Pen Llech's gradient is 37.45%.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dunedin's Baldwin St loses battle for steepest street to Welsh town". Radio New Zealand. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. McNeilly, Hamish (16 July 2019). "A day of ups and downs for the king of Baldwin St". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. Morris, Chris (16 July 2019). "Dunedin loses steepest street title". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. Morris, Chris (16 July 2019). "Dunedin's Baldwin Street loses steepest world title: Why residents are celebrating". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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Coordinates: 45°50′58″S 170°32′05″E / 45.84944°S 170.53472°E / -45.84944; 170.53472