Continuing concerns about visitor behaviour on the world's
steepest street, Baldwin St, Dunedin, prompted reporter
Hamish McNeilly to investigate.
Plummeting American and Asian tourist numbers are forcing
Dunedin's Baldwin Street Tourist Shop to close.
Cycling down the world's steepest street with no hands on the
handlebars, and a camper van trying to drive to the top of
Baldwin St were just some of the antics observed by a council
worker last week.
A suitable location for a public toilet near Baldwin St is
proving hard to find.
Even though the climb by AvantiPlus bike mechanic Mac
Robertson (50) was aided by an electric motor, Chinese
travellers clapped as he motored up Baldwin St.
The actions of a driver who attempted to drive a bus full of
backpackers up the world's steepest street for a photo
opportunity have been labelled foolhardy by Dunedin police.
Cardrona stuntman Ian Soanes has a New Year resolution which
befits a man they call the "Wheelie King".
A Sunday morning joyride, which involved a car towing a
chilly bin down the world's steepest street, has earned three
men a trip to Dunedin District Court later this week.
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