New Zealand has reclaimed the award for the country with the steepest street.
Dunedin’s Baldwin St has been reinstated by Guinness World Records as being the steepest street in the world.
Guinness World Records has admitted its measuring method had been wrong.
The street was dethroned by Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech, Wales, last year.
The change by Guinness World Records was thanks to the hard work of Dunedin surveyor Toby Stoff. He argued that because the record-setting bid was measured on the inside verge of a curve, it exaggerated Ffordd Pen Llech’s steepness.
This was a big disadvantage to Baldwin Street because it is straight. Stoff even travelled to Wales to measure the opposition himself.
In an email to Stoff, Guinness also said it would use the right methodology for all future record bids.
Under the new measurement Ffordd Pen Llech has a gradient of 29% while Baldwin St has a gradient of 34.8%’.