Local coffee shop Nomads’ have become the latest business to sign up to Renfrewshire’s new active travel campaign Not Far? Leave the Car.


The retailer, which is based on Paisley High Street, has joined the campaign and will reward people for leaving the car and choosing sustainable travel instead.

More than 500 people have already downloaded the free app to take part and are receiving points for walking, cycling, using public transport or any sustainable journey that means lower emissions than using the car.

Points can be turned into prizes or discounts at local Renfrewshire businesses using the app, with more local and national businesses being added every day.

Amit Biswas, Owner of Nomads’ Coffee Shop, said: “The new campaign is a fantastic way for people to get active, so I’d encourage everyone to download the app today and get involved.

 “If you’re out on a walk, cycle or using public transport then stop into Nomads’ to use your collected points – we’d love to see you.”

The campaign has been launched by Renfrewshire Council as part of a drive to lower emissions as the area aims to become net-zero by 2030 and to promote healthier, more active lifestyles for local people.

To take part, people should download the BetterPoints app where they can sign up to the Renfrewshire campaign and start to track their day-to-day journeys – and this can be done by visiting www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/leavethecar.

The project has been funded by the Scottish Government and is provided by BetterPoints Ltd.


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