Working with partners to encourage more active ways to travel
The Green Loop app was made possible by a partnership between Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council, with funding from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
This is part of a range of travel and transport improvements to support the transformation of a garrison town to a green, healthy, and connected town.
In August, Hampshire County Council launched the Better Points (rewards) App to encourage local residents to get from ‘A to B Actively’ by walking, cycling, or on public transport. Its view is to encourage people to get active so they can be happier, healthier and more environmentally friendly.
The app also aims to motivate people to travel sustainably and, in doing so, support local businesses and charities. Better Points applies to a number of means of travel so can be used by most people in Whitehill and Bordon, with great benefits in terms of health – both physical and mental, reducing traffic and, in turn, carbon emissions.
The app tracks your journey using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and gives ‘rewards’ in the form of tradeable points for travelling on foot, by bike, or by bus.
The points can be exchanged for vouchers to spend at local cafés, retailers, and other local services. Points can also be donated to charities, including the Bordon Foodbank, where they can be traded for goods that benefit the cause.
To find out more and download the app, visit https://atobactively.betterpoints.app
We’d like to hear from you
Hampshire County Council and East Hants District Council would like to know more about what improvements you think will help to encourage more walking and cycling locally. This information will be used to help inform priorities for future infrastructure improvements in and around the town. Please submit your views at https://whitehillandbordonactivetravel.commonplace.is/ before 31 October.
If you would like to be kept up-to-date with information about any of the above schemes, as and when it is available, you can subscribe to receive updates via the Whitehill and Bordon newsletter.