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Baldwin Street
Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street

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Baldwin St, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
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San Diego, California

Worth a look if you want to say that you have seen the steepest street in the world. I saw many people walking up it, but if you have bad knees or trouble walking you might just want to skip this activity. If you are doing it for the view, there are lots of better views of the bay when you go up to Larnach Castle.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is considered the steepest street in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Seems it might just be true.

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Calgary, Canada

There are many steep hills in the world, but to walk, drive, or even live along Baldwin Street is something else. Coined the steepest residential street in the world, this straight street isn't long but the slope doesn't make it easy to walk up. But walk up anyway and enjoy the view at the top, or you can consider driving up if you think your car can handle it!

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New York City, New York State, USA

“Woo-hoo! I could do this all day,” a woman exclaims in a YouTube video while zooming down the world’s steepest street (which extends roughly the length of a football field). Good brakes are a must, considering that the steepest grade is 1 in 2.86, an officially recorded grade of 35 percent. If you live in one of the 34 houses on the street, you might also have the world’s strongest calves. One side of Baldwin Street features a staircase with 270 steps. Your reward at the top is a drinking fountain and views of Otago Harbour.

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Virginia, USA
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Baldwin Street has the distinction of being considered the world's steepest residential street, with a maximum slope of 35%. It's quite short but worth a look if only for the ridiculous pictures you can get (and a quick attempt to run up it).

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