Watch: Young man tackles Dunedin's Baldwin St on Lime scooter

Exclusive footage has captured a young man speeding on a Lime scooter down Dunedin's Baldwin St. 

He is believed to be the first person to successfully tackle the hill.

In the video, the young man can be seen stumbling at one point down the street and seems to fall off, before he quickly jumps right back on.

Another abandoned Lime scooter can be seen partway down the hill, but a Newshub camera operator at the scene said the man was the first to fully descend the hilly street.

It's been less than a day since the electric scooters were brought to Dunedin and the Mayor already warned people the world's steepest street shouldn't be underestimated.

Earlier on Thursday, Mayor Dave Cull said he was looking forward to having the "innovative" Lime service in the city.

But Mr Cull said he hoped people would use "common sense" before attempting to ride a Lime scooter down the famed steep street.

"They might go up it alright, but it'll be terrifying coming down," he said.

"We'll just have to manage it, and rely on people's common sense. I would think that a Lime scooter coming down Baldwin St would be a danger to pedestrians, but it's a damn sight more dangerous to the person riding it."

In the first two months on Kiwi streets, Lime accidents resulted in more than 400 ACC claims.

Watch: Young man tackles Dunedin's Baldwin St on Lime scooter
Photo credit: Newshub

Mr Cull says the Council and police have been working closely with Lime to ensure the Dunedin rollout doesn't see that number rise.

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