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BetterPoints returns to Falkirk with rewards for walking, cycling and using public transport

Falkirk Council is leading the way in changing transport habits by commissioning an innovative behaviour change campaign, provided through another partnership between Ansons Consulting and BetterPoints.  The programme is called Take the Right Route, using a well-established local brand which promotes walking, cycling and public transport. Participants can earn BetterPoints for active and sustainable travel.…
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Rewards for sustainable and active travel at Cardiff University

Cardiff University recently launched a bespoke behaviour change programme for its  30,400 students and 6,600 employees. Changing Steps Cardiff is driven by BetterPoints and encourages active and sustainable travel to, from and between Cardiff University sites, as part of the university’s commitment to  reduce its carbon footprint and reach Net Zero Carbon by 2035. The…
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It’s Walk to School Week

With the start of a new school year comes the opportunity to establish new, healthy routines. Many of our clients are keen to help people in their area do just that with Walk to School Week, which we are supporting in a variety of ways with our app and platform. We will be delivering carefully…
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Check out our new, animated explainer of the BetterPoints platform

The BetterPoints platform is a big beast and can do a lot. That also means it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to understand. So, we’ve laid it out in this new animation. It shows how just the one platform can improve people’s transport, health and climate behaviour in a way that is coherent and joined up,…
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Getting from A to B Actively in Hampshire

We are delighted to announce the new A to B Actively Rewards programme in Whitehill and Bordon. BetterPoints is working with Hampshire County Council to get more people in Whitehill & Bordon to leave the car at home and opt for a cleaner, healthier, and more environmentally friendly way to get around. The challenge brings…
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What has World Heart Day got to do with walking and cycling?

This World Heart Day, we’re taking a look at the benefits of active travel for heart health.  The World Heart Federation is an umbrella organisation uniting patient, medical and scientific groups into a global cardiovascular community. They run World Heart Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s biggest killer:…
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University of Sussex promotes sustainable travel with BetterPoints

The University of Sussex has become the latest higher education institution to use BetterPoints technology to reward and motivate their students and staff for active and sustainable travel. The EcoGo challenge will work in parallel with other wellbeing and sustainability initiatives to make the University a more environmentally friendly place to work and study. Staff…
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BetterPoints turns physical activity into charitable donations

We have grown a lot as a company since 2010, but one thing that hasn’t changed about BetterPoints is our dedication to giving back. With International Day of Charity almost upon us (Sunday 5 September), we would like to thank all our programme participants who have supported so many fantastic organisations with their BetterPoints donations.…
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BetterPoints technology rewards healthy and sustainable travel in York

Last week we launched a new programme funded through the Department for Transport’s new ‘Capability Fund’. The BetterPoints York programme, in partnership with City of York Council (CYC), incentivises workers and residents in York to use active and sustainable modes of transport. Following our success with active travel in Leicestershire (do check out the video…
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“I walk everywhere now” – How Leicestershire councils are motivating thousands of people to walk and cycle

As the UK’s Capability Fund allocations are released, we wanted to share a brand new video with you. It shows how and why Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils use BetterPoints to get more people to choose walking, cycling and public transport over using the car. It’s been very successful, as evidenced by user Nusrat’s…
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Hounslow is the latest council to incentivise better health with BetterPoints

It is well-known, nowadays, that physical inactivity is a killer. It’s responsible for one in six deaths in the UK (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost us £7.4 billion annually [Public Health England, 2019]. It can cause serious health problems such as obesity, chronic heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.   Poor diet is also a major risk factor for premature death [NHS, 2021]. Almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese, while obesity-related…
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BetterPoints programmes support Cycle to Work Day

Today is Cycle to Work Day in the UK. The aim is to encourage people to cycle to work for at least one day so they can experience – or rediscover – the joy of getting around on two wheels.  The national event is backed by many of our clients and we’ve worked with them…
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