Daredevil scooter rider beats steepest street
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.