Lyft and Nike partner with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to deliver a bikeshare program in Portland, Oregon. BIKETOWN, now five years old, brings together both companies’ visions for human-powered transportation: Nike’s purpose to move the world forward through the power of sport by breaking barriers and building community, and Lyft, providing the world’s best transportation – including shared bikes that support everyone moving faster and out of single-occupancy vehicles.
There’s another part of Nike and Lyft’s respective visions that the two companies share in common: a long-standing commitment to building a circular economy – where rather than a linear “take-and-make-waste” use of finite resources, materials are used in a regenerative and sustainable way. That’s why Lyft has developed ebike docking stations featuring Nike Grind material.
Since 1992, the Nike Grind program has recycled over 130 million pounds of both post-consumer and post-industrial waste into new products with partners across the world. The rubber mats of the Lyft stations are made with 25% Nike Grind rubber from Nike’s footwear manufacturing scraps in the top layer and 100% recycled tires in the bottom layer. The stations embrace the concept of circular economy by repurposing shoe scrap manufacturing waste and recycled tires.