Sleepless night for Baldwin St as steepest street decision looms

After the nail-biting final of the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand has another nerve wracking night ahead. On Tuesday the Guinness Book of World Records is expected to reveal if Dunedin's Baldwin Street is still the steepest street in the world.

Baldwin Streets' claim to fame is being challenged by another in the Welsh town of Harlech.

The minor road Ffordd Pen Llech is the steepest in the UK - and it's trying to take Dunedin's title.

In their submission to Guinness World Records, residents say Ffordd Pen Llech has a muscle-busting one-in-2.73 gradient at its steepest part, compared to Baldwin Street's calf-burning one-in-2.86.

But Dunedin resident Ash isn't too worried.

He owns a Bed and Breakfast on Baldwin Street, and he says he's pretty sure the street is safe.

"To me, it's the steepest street in the world," he told The Project on Monday.

"I get to see people from all corners of the world coming up every day, it feels like an international centre. I love it."

He says he'll be awaiting the results with bated breath.

"I'm not particularly worried, but I do look forward to it. It's very exciting!"

Watch the full interview above.