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Dunedin's plan (4th of 4)

Dunedin’s grid was rectilinear and centred on an octagon. The plan took some account of the topography, with some streets running diagonally up the encircling hills to lessen their grade. Even so, Dunedin boasts the world’s steepest street – Baldwin Street in North East Valley.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/25725/dunedins-plan (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015