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Category: Active travel

‘BetterPoints rewards were just the motivation I needed to do something different’

Hawwah (pictured) drove to college every day but ditched the car when she joined Leicestershire’s Choose How You Move programme. “Before I took part in the Choose How You Move BetterPoints Challenge I would commute by car five days a week. I used to go by car to college every day there and back. “The…
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Brighton & Hove renews its active travel behaviour change programme for a second year

We are thrilled to be working with Brighton & Hove City Council for a second year, encouraging and rewarding more active and sustainable travel in the area. Over 11 months in 2021, the Move for Change programme reached nearly 12 per cent more people than its initial target, and commanded a high average engagement rate…
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Carey seldom exercised before BetterPoints, now she walks a lot

Carey, from Hounslow, recently won the Move More Hero award for her progress in the council’s One You Hounslow programme. “Before the app, I seldom exercised – and now I walk a lot,” she says. “I’ve got so much more energy. It’s helped to control my weight and reduce my stress levels.” “Since taking part…
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How Household Travel Surveys could be a lot cheaper, faster and more reliable

The global consultancy firm, Mott MacDonald, and behaviour change experts, BetterPoints, are co-designing digital tools to revolutionise household travel information-gathering. Mott MacDonald was commissioned by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office to deliver part of its Global Future Cities South East Asia Programme. They asked BetterPoints to co-design a new tool to gather travel data…
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We’ve been making green and healthy behaviour irresistible in 2021!

It’s nearing the end of what has been an exciting year for BetterPoints, so we thought it would be nice to look back at some of our work in making positive behaviour change an attractive proposition over the last twelve months. Rewards on Govia Thameslink Railway BetterPoints is proudly providing the rewards engine for Rail+ Club, a…
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BetterPoints builds Innovation Valley Rewards app for sustainable travel in Thames Valley region

Innovation Valley is part of a collaboration between local authorities and businesses that uses digital innovation to help make Thames Valley ‘cleaner, leaner, and greener’. BetterPoints has built the accompanying smartphone app, which encourages and rewards local people for travelling more sustainably. The new app enables residents to automatically record their active journeys (such as…
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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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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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