December's Ditch the Car Star

24 January 2022

December's Ditch the Car Star, Lee, kindly took the time to tell us how she came across the Take the Right Route challenge and the benefits she has enjoyed since joining.

I first learned about Take the Right Route from a stall at the Christmas Market in Falkirk. I signed up at first as a money saving exercise because I was using taxis a lot to get around. I would get taxis out of laziness or convenience or shop with my mum to get a lift. Now I walk to the supermarket or call in to get shopping as part of another journey. The app has made me think about how I get around a lot more.

A big benefit is that I get out at least once a day for a walk. I had just started a new job working from home before I joined Take the Right Route and it really motivates me to get out every day.

I encouraged my best friend to download the BetterPoints app. She's quite competitive and we both like earning points, so we get out and about whatever the weather - we got a good soaking a few weeks ago!

I won a pair of Loffi gloves for referring her - my mum's had started leaking so I passed them on to her and ordered myself another pair. I've won two District Towns Gift Cards as well so I'm going to treat her to a meal out in Falkirk.

I was really pleased to find out you can donate your points to charity. I donated 5,000 BetterPoints to Strathcarron Hospice and I think it's great that you can give the points you earn to local good causes.

Want to be our next Ditch the Car Star? 
If you've enjoyed walking, cycling and travelling more sustainably since joining Take the Right Route, we'd love to hear from you! Tap play ▶️ in the app and complete our ‘Ditch the Car Star’ survey. 

You can submit an entry each month, so look out for reminders on your timeline.
How do I join Take the Right Route?

  1. Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Register and then join the Take the Right Route challenge from the invitation in your timeline.

For more information about how to take part tap here.