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Walking in May a huge success – but user feedback suggests there are clear obstacles to cycling

National Walking Month was a great success for BetterPoints. Over 4,000 people took part in our dedicated challenge, walking more than 165,000 miles between them. They burned an estimated 16 million calories. And if those journeys had been by car, they would have generated around 64,000 kg of CO2 emissions. Feedback was fantastic. 585 participants…
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BetterPoints partners with Liftshare to incentivise sustainable travel choices

The UK’s market-leading car-sharing providers, Liftshare, have partnered with behaviour change specialists, BetterPoints, to offer genuine rewards for sharing your journey. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, drivers and passengers will be able to earn points to put towards gift cards for dozens of high-street and online retailers. The Liftshare app facilities shared travel and the BetterPoints…
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New daily medals for Bike Week

Cycling UK’s Bike Week runs from 7–14 June. Each day has a different theme so we built new new medals for our app users to collect for cycling this week. Day 1Be vocal Day 2Be healthy Day 3Be unique Day 4Be inspired Day 5Be a hero Day 6Go green Day 7Go BIG!Take on your biggest…
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BetterPoints builds a unique travel impact calculator for WWF

We are delighted to announce the launch of a fun journey-planning, travel impact calculator that we’ve built for the WWF Cities Team. The new Travel Better tool is designed to help people realise the impact of their current travel choices for everyday journeys, and to encourage them to change mobility behaviours. Covid-19 has turned our world…
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It’s World Bicycle Day and the weather’s perfect for getting back to better!

Cycling is fun, healthy and a great way to escape the crowds. Cars, on the other hand, have a tendency to create congestion and pollute the air. And that impact on our environment has been thrown into stark relief within just a few short months. The air is cleaner, there’s less traffic noise and –…
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Agne from London is our final #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Agne for becoming our final #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. That comes to an end now that the UK Government is easing the rules, so Agne is our final winner!…
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Toni from West Yorkshire is our penultimate #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Toni from Baildon, in West Yorkshire, for becoming our penultimate #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Toni had to deal with the death of her father last month and found solace…
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BetterPoints joins Intelligent Mobility Accelerator

We are proud to announce we have been accepted onto the Intelligent Mobility Accelerator, a partnership between Wayra UK/Telefonica, Hyundai and Amey and the Connected Places Catapult. BetterPoints joins nine other start-up and scale-up companies chosen from more than 150 applicants. ‘Intelligent Mobility’ is the use of new and emerging technologies to move people and goods around the world…
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Andrew from Sheffield is our latest #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Andrew for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Andrew’s story is a great example of not only going above and beyond, but also of using apps like ours to engage…
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Getting back outside with BetterPoints

We are delighted to be reinstating rewards for more than one outdoor activity a day. The UK Government has slightly relaxed the lockdown rules, so we can now exercise outside on our own as much as we like.  However, the rules on social distancing and transport have not changed: stay more than 2 metres (6.5 feet) away…
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