Steepest street in the world

New Zealand:

A Welsh town from New Zealand has been awarded the Guinness world record for having the steepest street in the world.

Residents of Harlech, Wales, have been campaigning for months to have Ffordd Pen Llech recognized as the world’s steepest street, and it has now received the certification from Guinness after being measured with a gradient of 37.45 per cent, or 1 meter of vertical distance for every 2.67 meters of horizontal distance.

The street was found to be steeper than the previous record-holder, Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, which has a ratio of 1:2.86 (34.97 per cent).

“I first realised this street was a contender for the steepest street in the world when my car slid straight down with all four tires locked,” said Harlech resident Gwyn Headley, who spearheaded the campaign after hearing about the New Zealand road.

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