...this is what a Chicken Corner reader, Jennifer Lerew, has to say in regard to your steep grading system (in which Baxter and Fargo potentially lose their status as meanest streets).
Just try driving down Baxter from the top as I did (at age 18 no less) in a 1973 Cadillac and you’d agree with me that THAT sucker is the steepest—don’t care what an assayer says. Never since, including in San Francisco, have I had such a pants-wetting driving task. That, and parallel parking on aforementioned Baxter-or, yes, Fargo. Good luck to your friend, though. L.A. is waiting for the answer—the better to strike the champion demonic pavement off our Google driving maps.
As the Beegees once said: How steep is your street? How steep is YOUR street? We really need to know.
Private street surveyor Chris Nichols also is author of The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister.