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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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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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We’ve been hiding our light under a bushel

We’ve been told we talk a lot about what our platform can do, and how it transforms behaviours for better health, transport and climate, but that we don’t really show very much. We want to rectify that. We want to get better at showing you the product (and there’s a lot of great stuff to…
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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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A great video promoting active travel incentives in Norway

This fantastic 30-second video from Norway quickly gets the message across loud and clear: ‘the more walking and cycling you do, the more rewards you get’. The town of Gjøvik is using BetterPoints’ behaviour change platform to run its #Velreist campaign for active and sustainable transport. It’s great to see local promotions like this, because,…
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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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