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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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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

As the UK’s Capability Fund allocations are released, we wanted to share a brand new video with you. It shows how and why Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils use BetterPoints to get more people to choose walking, cycling and public transport over using the car. It’s been very successful, as evidenced by user Nusrat’s…
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Hounslow is the latest council to incentivise better health with BetterPoints

It is well-known, nowadays, that physical inactivity is a killer. It’s responsible for one in six deaths in the UK (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost us £7.4 billion annually [Public Health England, 2019]. It can cause serious health problems such as obesity, chronic heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.   Poor diet is also a major risk factor for premature death [NHS, 2021]. Almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese, while obesity-related…
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BetterPoints programmes support Cycle to Work Day

Today is Cycle to Work Day in the UK. The aim is to encourage people to cycle to work for at least one day so they can experience – or rediscover – the joy of getting around on two wheels.  The national event is backed by many of our clients and we’ve worked with them…
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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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BetterPoints rewards are incentivising healthy activity in Hounslow

We are delighted to announce that the One You Hounslow rewards programme in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow starts this week! We’re delivering a public health programme that rewards people for getting active, eating healthily and stopping smoking. The Borough has a strong vision to help more residents into better health, and is…
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Electric cars are not a panacea for net zero – we need a change of attitudes and behaviours, not simply a change of furniture

The UK Government is putting too much focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and not enough on alternatives, warned the think tank, IPPR, this week. Their analysis of the Committee on Climate Change’s sixth carbon budget said that current approaches to reaching net-zero could lead to even greater levels of traffic, congestion and pressure on local…
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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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Webinar: Active Travel in Wales – Making the Infrastructure Work

Join us on 7 July to learn about making Active Travel in Wales a success with impactful behaviour change programmes. Earlier this year, the Welsh Government announced £75 million of funding for active travel, as part of its Llwybr Newydd transport strategy. Many of the high-profile projects underway are around Infrastructure: safe routes, cycle highways,…
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