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Alex Bogusky, John Bielenberg Team Up to Solve Social Problems and Make Bamboo Bikes

The minds behind Project M and the B-Cycle bike sharing program are joining forces to start a business incubator for social entrepreneurs.



John Bielenberg and Alex Bogusky are two creative bigwigs who left behind the traditional ad and design worlds to do their own thing. One thinks wrong and one is all about thinking fearlessly. They've both been spending plenty of time in Boulder, Colorado. So it was really only a matter of time before they started working together. Yesterday, Bielenberg and Bogusky announced COMMON, part business incubator, part creative community that they say can foster a "new brand of capitalism."

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Good morning. And the sun is rising on a wave of new bike-sharing programs in America as well. Minneapolis just launched Nice Ride, the nation's largest bike-sharing system to date:

Minneapolis is joining Denver in a new wave of cities in car-crazy America trying to cut down on obesity, traffic jams and air pollution with bike-sharing programs. It was debuting Nice Ride Minnesota on Thursday with 700 bicycles and 65 kiosks where riders can swipe a keycard, pick up a bike and go — making it one of the largest urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S.

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