Hey, what's 1.4 per cent anyway?

In terms of determining a steep stretch of residential road, it may not seem much - but it is.

Up until a couple of months ago, before the Welsh surveyors stepped up to the mark, Baldwin St in Dunedin was proudly presented as the steepest street in the world with a gradient from top to bottom of 35 per cent (or 19 degrees).

It was a great attraction for visitors to wander to, and wonder at, with its houses stepped almost miraculously to remain level.


But there had long been rumblings across the Welsh