Steep steps

It appears that Dunedin, the second biggest city in New Zealand's South island, apart from huge population of students, is also home to the world's steepest street, Baldwin st. On average, at each 3.41 meters of horizontal travel it gains 1 meter of height. The steepest section is 1 : 2.86.

 

Running down the steepest street in the world, Dunedin, New Zealand

Running down the steepest street in the world, Dunedin, New Zealand

The street hosts a yearly race of Cadbury chocolate balls down the street.

Probably inspired by this event, a New Zealander has killed herself while driving down the street. She used a trash container as means of transport.