Dare­devil scooter rider beats steep­est street

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A sec­ond per­son has been caught on cam­era rid­ing a Lime scooter down the world’s steep­est street. Only hours af­ter 300 of the elec­tric scoot­ers were of­fi­cially launched in Dunedin on Thurs­day, a man was filmed tak­ing on Bald­win St’s record gra­di­ent. Yes­ter­day, a sec­ond dare­devil (pic­tured) was spot­ted suc­cess­fully rid­ing down twice about 3pm. The road was wet and full of tourists. The first video prompted a re­sponse from po­lice, with a pa­trol car spot­ted at the top of the street the fol­low­ing morn­ing. Lime spokesman Matt McNeill said at the launch he was not ex­pect­ing is­sues with the scoot­ers and the city’s high stu­dent pop­u­la­tion. He said the city’s sep­a­rated cy­cle­ways were ideal for the scoot­ers. ‘‘They are prob­a­bly one of the nicest places to ac­tu­ally ride them,’’ he said. The Cal­i­for­nian-based com­pany’s e-scoot­ers first hit New Zealand foot­paths in Auck­land and Christchurch in Oc­to­ber, fol­lowed by Up­per and Lower Hutt, and Dunedin most re­cently.

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