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Heathrow introduces incentives app to encourage sustainable commuting

Heathrow Airport is piloting a new Way2Go app, built by BetterPoints, to encourage and reward airport staff for reducing their reliance on single-occupancy car journeys. The app will help reduce CO2 emissions from surface transport and support the airport’s Surface Access Strategy and Net Zero Plan, which were published last year. From 9 May to…
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Mental health practitioner Helena would recommend BetterPoints to clients

Helena is a mental health practitioner in Buckinghamshire. She heard about a local BetterPoints programme and wanted to know if it could help her clients, so she tried it out for herself. ‘A colleague told me about the app’, says Helena. ‘I decided to try it out myself first and now feel confident to recommend…
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Think, Move, Breathe aims for better air quality in South Lanarkshire

BetterPoints is delighted to be working with South Lanarkshire Council to help improve local air quality by reducing the number of polluting journeys. Think, Move, Breathe launched yesterday (Thursday 18 May). The campaign will use incentives, rewards and targeted engagement to encourage local residents to change their travel habits, reducing air pollution and lowering carbon…
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Surrey County Council renews its BetterPoints programme for a second year

The Surrey’s Greener Future BetterPoints campaign helps local people to adopt more active and sustainable travel habits for both work and leisure. Last year, 70 per cent of participants said they were more likely to walk or cycle as a result of the campaign. After the success of its first year (2022–2023), Surrey County Council…
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Innovating for a measurable reduction in short car journeys

Around a third of regular car drivers in the UK want to switch to cheaper or more sustainable modes of transport for short journeys, according to research by Kwik Fit. But how many will? The servicing and repair chain estimates that 20 million UK drivers regularly use their cars for journeys of between one and…
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Car commuter Katie is now bats about active travel

Katie is studying the movement ecology of the horseshoe bat for her PhD at the University of Sussex. But it’s not just the movement of bats that Katie is scrutinising: she has also started paying closer attention to how she moves herself. Katie signed up to the university’s EcoGo programme that rewards staff and students…
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Ditching the car was ‘a huge change’ for Jacqueline: ‘I walk more and feel a lot better’

BetterPoints user Jacqueline made a big change when she got rid of her car. She now walks and takes public transport instead of driving every day.

Leicestershire’s successful transport behaviour change programme returns for its sixth year

As year five of Leicestershire’s Choose How You Move Rewards programme draws to a close, we are delighted to announce it will run again for a sixth consecutive year. Choose How You Move Rewards is provided jointly by Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils to encourage sustainable modal shift away from reliance on single-occupancy car…
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Sustainable travel behaviour change programme accelerates in Brighton & Hove

BetterPoints is delighted to be ramping up its Move for Change programme for Brighton & Hove City Council over a further two years, with a greater focus on engaging under-represented groups and expanding the programme through local businesses. The programme will also harness funds for Bus Service Improvement Plans to work more closely with local…
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BetterPoints is back in Milton Keynes for a second year running

Following a successful eight-month programme in 2022 that attracted high levels of engagement and achieved measurable modal shift, Milton Keynes City Council has commissioned a new seven-month Get Around Rewards programme which launches on 1 April. Once again, residents and workers in Milton Keynes will able to receive incentives and rewards for travelling actively and…
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Active travel cuts are deeply concerning – but we can still make the most of what we have

We were alarmed to hear of UK Government’s intention to cut spending on active travel, including a two-thirds cut to promised capital investment in infrastructure from £308 million to just £100 million for the next two years. At the same time, the government reiterated ambitious targets for active travel in guidance published last week. These…
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BetterPoints app now supports Welsh

Following a successful pilot at Cardiff University, we have translated the BetterPoints app into Welsh to enable us to deliver a fully bilingual programme in 2023. The app will now automatically display in Welsh to anyone who has their device set to that language. We’re really excited to make our app available for Welsh speakers…
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