Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand : The World's Steepest Street ~ Splendid Pictures Around The Net

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand : The World's Steepest Street

Initially, Baldwin Street slopes gently from the valley floor, then climbs steeply to its intersection with Buchanan Street at the top.

Over the 161.2 metre length of the top section, it climbs a vertical height of 47.22 metres, which is an average gradient of 1 in 3.41.

On its steepest section, the gradient is 1 in 2.86.

Every year, during Dunedin's Festival, large numbers of athletes, including family groups, take part in social and competitive foot races to the top of the street and return. These races are known as the "BALDWIN STREET GUTBUSTER".

The street is named for William Baldwin, who carried out the original subdivision. Baldwin was a member of the Otago Provincial COuncil and founder of the "Otago Guardian" newspaper in 1873.

the sign about baldwin street

car at the top of baldwin street is ready to move down without starting the engine

view from the top of baldwin street in dunedin, new zealand

athletes and family group participate in race

view of baldwin street in day time

photo taken from the bottom of the street

good for every people around this area to have healthy living by walking every day from bottom to the top

5 comments:

iRusty said...

*whistle* don't wanna go sliding down that when the ice sets..

ShutterSpy said...

My car would never survive it! lol :-D

a turismóloga said...

I've lived near from Baldwin Street and went there some times, just to spend time thinking (when i was home sick - i'm from Brasil and writing from here). But i believe that we have many streets like that here in my country. For me, it was a normal street and i was surprised to find out (that time) it was the world's steepest street. I miss Dunedin. It's a nice place to be.

Bangalore said...

it have a great slop...!!
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Anonymous said...

Hi

The 4th photo (of the jogger and cyclist) is not taken from Baldwin Street.

The bottom of the street in that photo is completely different from the bottom of the street in the other photos.

Matt (a resident of Baldwin Street).

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