iTravel Inspiration from Tiphaine

10 May 2022

Tiphaine kindly took the time to share a photo and answer some questions about their experience of BetterPoints York.

I signed up to receive the "Your Climate Change Update" newsletter from City of York Council as I am trying to reduce my carbon footprint and reduce waste in all shapes and forms. That's where I heard about the BetterPoints app. As I was commuting to work by bicycle and I walk a lot, I thought it would be a good way to record my activity. Plus as it is on an app, it is easy to track my moves since I always have my phone on me.

As I am no longer commuting to work due to Covid at first, then as I am working on a project that I can do from home, I realised I wasn't cycling as much as I used to. By recording my activities, I could see my weekly progress in the app and I was trying to do more cycling. Also, I could record my bus journeys which encouraged me to take the bus to go to the train station instead of taking a taxi - it is cheaper and I earn points.

I like using the BetterPoints York app as I can easily be rewarded with points and vouchers by travelling in a more sustainable way! It is a free and it encourages me to walk and cycle more often. By tracking my progress, I can see how I have done so far and push myself to go for an extra walk or ride. It helps my mental and physical health.

Not joined BetterPoints York yet? Download our free app from the App Store or Google Play today to start earning rewards and prize draws entries for walking, cycling and taking the bus.

Already taking part and want to inspire others? Tap ▶️ in the app and take the iTravel Inspiration survey to let us know how BetterPoints York has helped you change how you get around.