Active Travel Be Rewarded

Crawford Connell
City of Belmont

The City of Belmont has had an annual ‘Active Travel Be Rewarded’ program running for a few years now.

This 12 week workplace program encourages City staff to use active travel means (walking, cycling, public transport and even carpooling) to get to and from work and provides a reward for reaching their goals.
With 23 participants this year we clocked up nearly 1400 active transport trips and it was fantastic to see some keen new faces take up the challenge.
Our program is open to all staff so it entices both new people to try active travel, but also rewards those who are already using these means.
It does cost a bit to run though and we allocate around $3500 to the ‘reward’ component of the program which are shop vouchers relating to the mode of travel and Smartrider top ups.
While achieving the top category (4 or more days a week) can net you $200, rewards do reduce all the way down to $20 for one day a fortnight.
Tara took her $200 bike shop voucher and put it toward her sweet new Electric bike ensuring that she will be able to keep on active travelling for the rest of the year.
If you would like to know any more about this workplace program please let me know J

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Crawford, great to hear that City of Belmont active travel challenge is so entrenched and helped generate 1400 active transport trips this time around. Do you have any tips for someone trying a challenge like this for the first time? You have earned 50 activity points and 40 bonus points for providing a detailed post and including some data. Thanks Crawford.

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