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Category: Active travel

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

Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils are using BetterPoints to get more people to choose walking, cycling and public transport over using the car. It’s been very successful, as evidenced by local resident, Nusrat, in the video below: “I walk everywhere now. I’ve also used my walking habit to explore Leicester more than I’ve ever…
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Rental bikes with QR codes reward sustainable travel in Brighton & Hove

The Brighton & Hove bike rental scheme, BTN BikeShare, has adorned the baskets of its bicycles with BetterPoints QR codes, to make it easy for people to join the local Move for Change challenge.  Move for Change, which launched in February, was commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council to reward people for travelling actively…
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Active Travel in Wales – engagement and communication is crucial, webinar attendees told

Transport infrastructures are not viable, however innovative they may be, if people don’t use them. Our recent webinar on making the active travel infrastructure work in Wales showed how mass engagement can be achieved, through a unique combination of BetterPoints behaviour change technology, communication delivered through the transport consultancy, Ansons Consulting, and local transport expert,…
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Wales leads the way in changing how people move

The Welsh Government has taken the bold step of freezing all new road-building projects while it conducts a review, and considers shifting the money to more sustainable transport projects. The move is part of Wales’ effort to reduce carbon emissions. The review was announced in the Welsh Parliament yesterday afternoon by the Deputy Climate Change…
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Survey shows strong support for local cycle lanes – even if it means less space for cars

In a recent survey by the UK’s Department of Transport, nearly two-thirds of people (64%) supported dedicated local cycle lanes – even if it meant less road space for cars. When asked what would encourage them to cycle more, 55% said off-road and segregated cycle paths, 53% said safer roads, and 49% said well-maintained road…
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East Renfrewshire hopes to boost town centre footfall with new active travel campaign

The new ‘Choose How U Move East Ren’ programme launched on 17 May and runs until 31 October. Powered by BetterPoints and in partnership with Ansons Consulting, it encourages walking, running, wheeling and cycling when travelling in and around the region. Throughout the programme participants will be encouraged to travel actively, supported by using the…
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The popular Choose How You Move Rewards programme enters its fourth year

We are very pleased that the Choose How You Move Rewards programme, powered by BetterPoints in partnership with Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils, has moved into its fourth year. Leicestershire County and City Councils commissioned BetterPoints technology to run a programme that rewards residents for walking, running and cycling. Hundreds of people have joined…
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Warwickshire renews BetterPoints partnership to incentivise active travel

Following a successful pilot in Royal Leamington Spa in 2019, Warwick District Council is continuing its relationship with BetterPoints to encourage more local people to switch to active travel such as walking and cycling. This year, residents of Warwick District can get active and choose more sustainable means of travel when visiting and supporting the…
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Ebbsfleet commissions fourth year of BetterPoints incentives for healthy behaviours

We are delighted to announce that the Get Active in Ebbsfleet rewards challenge, powered by BetterPoints in partnership with Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, moves into a fourth year. We have been seeing outstanding year-on-year growth since its commencement. This kind of repeat activity has returned real benefits, and means we can continue to encourage local people…
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Norwegian city introduces BetterPoints rewards for active and sustainable travel

The BetterPoints app is used in many different parts of the world, and now it has arrived in Gjøvik – the first city in Norway to introduce a BetterPoints reward scheme. Throughout the campaign, participants will be encouraged to change their transport choices and incentives will be offered for people who choose greener travel as…
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