There is a clear connection between the physical environment in parks and feelings of insecurity, especially for women.

Women's sense of security is largely influenced by how good the prospect is. Female residents who were interviewed about the Torshov Valley experienced the park as relatively secure, but nevertheless mentioned that poor visibility and maintenance could cause insecurity. People who had been to the Torshov Valley several times also felt more secure than people who had never been there.

Removing a hedge along a walkway in the Torshov Valley made women feel safer at the site.

Photo: NMBU


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Aslak Fyhri

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