The City of Orlando has just announced a new partnership with an app company to encourage commuters to ride greener and get rewarded for reducing their reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.
Miles (Website) is essentially a frequent flyer program that delivers value for every mile traveled. Users who choose alternative modes of travel or eco-friendly forms of transportation — such as walking, biking, carpooling, bus, or taking SunRail — are rewarded on an upwards scale.
Orlando users who download the Miles app will also be rewarded for participating in pop-up City of Orlando commuter challenges that encourage biking, walking, and transit use.
Available on iOS and Android, Miles allows anyone with a smartphone to earn miles as they travel and automatically logs each trip from point A to B and the mode of transportation used while keeping data completely private.
To get started, consumers simply download the Miles app. Users can easily view their miles earned per trip and receive personalized rewards that are redeemable either online or at a nearby store.
Today, residents can join the Miles app to be offered exclusive challenges sponsored by the City of Orlando to earn rewards like an Amazon gift card.