16 Oct 2019

Battle for the world's steepest street headed to court - kind of

From First Up, 5:53 am on 16 October 2019

The battle for the world's steepest street is headed to court - kind of. Ffordd Pen Llech in the Welsh resort of Harlech dethroned Dunedin's Baldwin Street as the world's steepest street in July. But Dunedin surveyor Toby Stoff soon raised issues with the methodology, as the record setting bid was measured on the inside verge of a curve greatly exaggerating its steepness and disadvantaging Baldwin Street - which is straight. The light-hearted back-and-forth between Dunedin and Harlech's most strident supporters is now headed to the UK reality television courtroom of Judge Rinder. Mr Stoff will be representing the people of Dunedin and he spoke to our Otago-Southland reporter, Timothy Brown, earlier this week about his plans for the case.