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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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Research in lockdown suggests big potential savings for health interventions

During the second UK lockdown in 2020, we trialled a new method for encouraging people to take up online exercise classes. The result was huge cost savings compared to similar projects. We developed the research with IMIN, a physical activity connectivity platform, with their funding from Innovate UK. IMIN’s technology connects people with exercise classes. Together, we…
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BetterPoints powers Rail+ Club rewards on Thameslink and Great Northern Railway lines

BetterPoints is excited to provide the rewards engine for Rail+ Club, a powerful new loyalty app designed to encourage passengers back to the railways, which is being trialled on Thameslink and Great Northern Railway lines. From this week, passengers on selected Thameslink and Great Northern Railway lines can use the Rail+ Club app to track their…
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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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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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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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