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New transport funding to ‘transform’ Norwich, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

The UK Department for Transport today published details of two lots of extra funding for local transport infrastructure. Portsmouth and South East Hampshire will receive £56 million from the Transforming Cities Fund to help overhaul local transport links in a bid to boost the local economy, open up jobs and services and give residents greater…
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1 billion calories burned by BetterPoints users!

Our app has helped thousands of people change to healthier behaviours. Yesterday afternoon, the total number of calories burned by BetterPoints users passed one billion. To get to this point, they have collectively travelled more than 11 million miles on foot or by bicycle. But it’s about more than burning calories. By combining technology and…
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Councils in England face big challenges for active travel

The UK Government has published its new plans for active travel in England. Although the document is titled Gear Change – A bold vision for cycling and walking, it is chiefly a manifesto for cycling (‘cycling’ is mentioned 143 times, ‘walking’ just 75 times). But it is bold. And local authorities will be held to…
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Record funding announced for Active Travel in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced the allocation of a new multi-million pound funding package for local authorities across Wales to develop their walking and cycling networks. Earlier this week, Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, announced £38m for active travel and road safety. Of that, a dedicated Active Travel Fund of £20m will…
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BetterPoints aims to reach 10 million kg of CO2 savings by December 2021

Since 2010, we have helped our clients motivate people to mitigate 5 million kg of CO2 emissions. We aim to double that by December next year. It’s an ambitious target. But we face a climate emergency and, as many countries begin to emerge from lockdown, now is the perfect time to change the way we…
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Pop-up lanes prove a big hit with cyclists

Cyclists in Leicester tell us the new pop-up lanes make them feel safer and more confident to use the roads. BetterPoints is working with Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils to encourage the use of their new pop-up infrastructure and measure its impact. Local people use the BetterPoints app to earn rewards for tracking their…
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How Leicestershire is using BetterPoints to promote and evaluate its pop-up infrastructure

Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils had just started their third year of BetterPoints support for the Choose How You Move programme when restrictions in response to the Covid-19 crisis were announced. Responding quickly to the government guidelines and the lockdown, Choose How You Move participants were encouraged to get active at home, be kind and connect with others, try…
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‘Together we can get back to better’, BetterPoints CEO tells transport and mobility leaders

As part of Landor LINKS’ Green Transport Recovery webinar series, BetterPoints sponsored a webinar on 27 May to launch our campaign for a high-level, joined-up approach to capitalise on recent changes in transport behaviour. In his presentation – Locking in positive behaviour change: forward to better Richard Kirk, BetterPoints CEO, said we had an ideal opportunity to get…
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BetterPoints partners with Liftshare (Mobilityways) 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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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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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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