Thursday, 8 October 2020

Still the steepest street in the world


So where is the steepest street in the world?  In New Zealand, of course!  It's in Dunedin – a city in the South Island.  It's called Baldwin Street.

There was a cheeky challenge by the Welsh who temporarily got one of their streets named the steepest until a good Kiwi surveyor went there and proved that they had measured wrongly. 

The street, along with many others was not intentionally steep – the city was laid out in a grid pattern in London with no regard for topography – leading to interesting results.


 The street used to have an annual Jaffa roll – little orange chocolate balls – but for obvious reasons, not this year.  There is usually also an annual race up and down it – only for masochists.

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