Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Steepest Street In the United StatesThis public paved street's 37% grade makes it the steepest in the United States that can be climbed or descended by regular cars. A less steep street (35%) in New Zealand holds the official claim, because Baldwin's 37% section is shorter.
- Canton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
- SW of Pittsburgh, just east of US Hwy 19. The lower end connects to Coast Ave.
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You can drive up the Steepest Street, but not down. The address at the bottom of it: 1625 Canton Avenue, Pittsburg, PA.[Lucy, 10/12/2013]
Canton Avenue, in Pittsburgh is the steepest officially recorded public street in the United States. Canton runs from Coast ave up to Hampshire ave. It has a 37% grade, which is steeper than the world record holder of Baldwin Street in New Zealand, which is only 35%.[Paul Kasel, 06/27/2013]
Canton Ave. is America's steepest paved public street accessible to regular cars. A short road in Hawaii is steeper, but only open to 4-wheel drive vehicles.