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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Welcome to Baldwin, the Steepest Residential Street in the World

Dunedin, New Zealand’s is where you will find Baldwin Street, the steepest residential street in the world. At a modest 350 meters (1,150 ft) long, what it lacks in length, it makes up for in slope. The 161.2 metres (529 ft) long top section climbs 47.2 metres (155 ft) vertically, an average gradient of 1:3.41. At its maximum, about 70 metres (230 ft) below the top, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre.


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