Go wheeling and dealing: Freewheeler app

Alex Fletcher with his app Freewheeler.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d445019
Alex Fletcher with his app Freewheeler.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d445019

A NEW app could soon see local residents rewarded for riding their bikes.

The brainchild of local resident Alex Fletcher, the Freewheeler app looks to reward people for using different forms of commuting that is good for health, the environment and reducing road congestion.

Mr Fletcher said the app would automatically track the user and recognise the transport being used, awarding points and rewards while also supporting local businesses.

“Walking will get the most points per kilometre, then cycling, then public transport, then car-pooling,” he said.

“The commuter can then redeem their points for rewards at participating local businesses.

“I am hoping that Freewheeler will be fun for people to use and that it will encourage them to try commuting in different ways and to support their local businesses.”

At the time of going to print, Mr Fletcher had more than $14,400 of the $20,000 needed to get the app off the ground.

Visit www.startsomegood.com/freewheeler to contribute.

Visit www.freewheeler.com for more information.