Jan Vander Tuin

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Jan Vander Tuin is a bicycle designer and community organizer. Vander Tuin has been credited for bringing community-supported agriculture (CSA) into the mainstream.[1]

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.

Human Powered Machines produces many types of vehicles including recumbents, utility trailers, folding bicycles, hand-powered vehicles and farm machines.

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.


  1. ^ Organic farmer

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