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“I’ve swapped many of my normal car journeys for walking and cycling instead”

Jigna works for Leicester City Council and joined their recent Let’s Go workplace challenge. “Because of BetterPoints and the encouragement and incentives offered, I started walking a lot and resumed cycling”, she says. In March, more than 80 workplaces in Leicester & Leicestershire competed to see who could get the most staff to leave their…
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Leicestershire active travel programme enters its fifth year

Leicestershire’s Choose How You Move Rewards programme, powered by BetterPoints, enters its fifth year, having been recommissioned for a fourth time. Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils first deployed the BetterPoints behaviour change platform in 2018, to reward residents for walking, running and cycling instead of driving. During lockdown in 2020, we quickly pivoted the…
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New air quality money in England is spent wisely on Active Travel

Active travel initiatives are a really good way to help combat air pollution, and there’s new money to do it in England. Earlier this month, the UK Government announced £11.6m more for local authorities in England to tackle air pollution. Transport Minister, Trudy Harrison, said: “Active travel and the switch to zero emission transport plays…
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Santander Cycles and Rutland Cycling gear-up for new workplace travel challenge in Leicestershire

More than 80 businesses in Leicestershire are already represented in a month-long challenge in March to reduce car use, with top prizes on offer from Santander Cycles and Rutland Cycling. First prize is an electric bicycle worth £1,000, provided by Rutland Cycling. Second prize is a Fitbit with £400-worth of outdoor walking gear. Santander Cycles…
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How partnership working has brought transformational active travel technology to Scotland

It is less than three years since Ansons Consulting in Scotland partnered with BetterPoints, opening up the Scottish market for us and giving them a powerful platform to change travel behaviours in the country. In that short time, BetterPoints programmes have incentivised active and sustainable travel in Arbroath, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk and Glasgow, and a…
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New Active Travel Programme for Renfrewshire

BetterPoints is powering a new active travel programme for Renfrewshire Council. We have worked with East Renfrewshire Council before and so are delighted to add Renfrewshire Council to our list of clients, and bolster our ongoing partnership with Ansons Consulting as part of the delivery. The council wants Renfrewshire to be net-zero by 2030. While…
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Join us at Act TravelWise Annual Conference, 15–17 February

BetterPoints is delighted to co-sponsor the online Act TravelWise Annual Conference next week (15–17 February): ‘”Sustainable Transport 2022: Recovery and Progress” – Recovering from the pandemic and progressing actions from COP26 as we head into 2022’. Our CEO, Richard Kirk will chair the session on commuting in a hybrid working world and Hannah Byk, our Partnerships Manager, will talk…
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Brighton & Hove renews its active travel behaviour change programme for a second year

We are thrilled to be working with Brighton & Hove City Council for a second year, encouraging and rewarding more active and sustainable travel in the area. Over 11 months in 2021, the Move for Change programme reached nearly 12 per cent more people than its initial target, and commanded a high average engagement rate…
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Carey seldom exercised before BetterPoints, now she walks a lot

Carey, from Hounslow, recently won the Move More Hero award for her progress in the council’s One You Hounslow programme. “Before the app, I seldom exercised – and now I walk a lot,” she says. “I’ve got so much more energy. It’s helped to control my weight and reduce my stress levels.” “Since taking part…
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How Household Travel Surveys could be a lot cheaper, faster and more reliable

The global consultancy firm, Mott MacDonald, and behaviour change experts, BetterPoints, are co-designing digital tools to revolutionise household travel information-gathering. Mott MacDonald was commissioned by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office to deliver part of its Global Future Cities South East Asia Programme. They asked BetterPoints to co-design a new tool to gather travel data…
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We’ve been making green and healthy behaviour irresistible in 2021!

It’s nearing the end of what has been an exciting year for BetterPoints, so we thought it would be nice to look back at some of our work in making positive behaviour change an attractive proposition over the last twelve months. Rewards on Govia Thameslink Railway BetterPoints is proudly providing the rewards engine for Rail+ Club, a…
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BetterPoints builds Innovation Valley Rewards app for sustainable travel in Thames Valley region

Innovation Valley is part of a collaboration between local authorities and businesses that uses digital innovation to help make Thames Valley ‘cleaner, leaner, and greener’. BetterPoints has built the accompanying smartphone app, which encourages and rewards local people for travelling more sustainably. The new app enables residents to automatically record their active journeys (such as…
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