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Category: Travel & transport

Over 1,000 Sheffield University Staff and Students join the BetterPoints challenge in just three weeks!

Sheffield University and SU are teaming up and working with BetterPoints to encourage green travel choices. Over 1,000 people have signed up in the first three weeks.

Hundreds in Leamington Spa encouraged to improve air quality by changing the way they travel

BetterPoints was commissioned by Warwick District Council to help them motivate and encourage local residents to travel actively and to use their ‘Park and Stride’ car parks rather than city centre parking. The four-month pilot scheme, which ended on 31 October, used the BetterPoints platform to encourage people travelling to the town centre to ditch their…
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Ansons Consulting and BetterPoints bring transport behaviour change tech to Scotland

Falkirk Council is leading the way in changing transport attitudes by selecting an innovative business engagement solution, provided though a new partnership between transport consultancy Ansons Consulting and behaviour change technology company BetterPoints. The collaboration will give businesses the tools to encourage staff to choose sustainable travel over car use, thereby reducing parking requirements and…
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Most UK areas still breach pollution limits, report says

The UK Government has this week published the latest air pollution data. The figures show that very little progress has been made towards meeting the EU’s legal limits of NO2 with 36 out of 43 local authority areas still having illegal levels, according to analysis published by ClientEarth. The figures, published under the EU Ambient…
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The Autumn Transport Conference season is kicking off and we’ll be at the heart of it!

The autumn conference season is almost upon us and we’re pleased to say we’ll be at a number of events over the next few weeks.  Firstly, we’ll be attending Walk 21 in Rotterdam, which runs 7-10 October. Walk 21 is the international charity dedicated to ensuring the right to walk and opportunity to enjoy it…
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European Mobility Week 2019

European Mobility Week 2019 kicked off on Monday 16 September. Since 2002, the campaign has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. Across Europe, towns and cities will give people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions…
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Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Businesses in Leicester could soon be charged a levy for providing employees with parking spaces. Leicester City Council wants to introduce the levy to help fund transport improvements, reduce congestion and improve air quality, and will consult on proposals over the next eighteen months. Leicester faces ‘real challenges’, said Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke.…
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UK Parliament Active Travel report calls for long-term funding

This week the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee published their report ‘Active Travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England’.  The report highlights that Active Travel can combat the huge economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. It reiterates the need for a clear Government commitment to…
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Mass modal shift in Italy – a two-year comparison

Like many major cities, Bologna struggles to manage traffic congestion and its side-effects. In 2017 and 2018, BetterPoints helped Bologna motivate more than 20,000 people to think differently about their transport options. SRM, Bologna’s the public transport authority, wanted to try a new approach to tackling CO2 emissions. They had tried banning the use of…
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How a BetterPoints Workplace Challenge got Sarah on her bike

BetterPoints is working with businesses and organisations in Bridgwater in Somerset to motivate employees to be more active and travel more sustainably. Workplaces across the town are taking part in the initiative which we’re running in partnership with Sustrans and other partners.  Sarah, who works locally, is finding the BetterPoints app has had a positive…
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