Jan Vander Tuin
Vander Tuin established Human Powered Machines in 1991, in Eugene, Oregon, United States. His primary interest is in relieving urban congestion by building load-carrying workbikes and in working with the community through education of youth in learning about building workbikes.
The production of these vehicles integrates youth apprentices whenever possible. As a part of the Center for Appropriate Transport, HPM is the apprenticeship program where teenagers can acquire the diverse skills for a career in bicycle building.