Trails & Connectivity

Advocating For A Diverse Transportation System

Educating the community on the benefits of trails connectivity

Trails & Connectivity work group is tasked with championing public and private investments in trails and connectivity initiatives, and organizing and deploying the business community to support the Joplin Trails Coalition.

The chamber organized and deploys the business community through these work groups to improve livability. These work groups are co-chaired by young professionals from YPN, but are open to the entire chamber membership to join and service

Join the Trails & Connectivity Work Group here.

Co-Chairs: Jessica Carr and Kayla McCollum

Bike Joplin | Click here to sign up.

Bike Joplin promotes and supports people on bikes in the Joplin area through events, advocacy, and community building. Bike Joplin, Inc. is a non-profit staffed by volunteers from the JACC Trails & Connectivity Work Group, Downtown Joplin Alliance, and local bike advocates. Stay up to date with activities by following the Bike Joplin Facebook and Instagram page.

Slow Roll Joplin | Click here to sign up.

Launched its premier event series on September 4th.  Slow Roll Joplin is a free community bicycle ride to venues that showcase our great city. Slow Roll welcomes participants of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Its slow pace helps promote participants safety and gives participants a fun way to experience Joplin. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Slow Rolls are organized through Bike Joplin.

All Kids Bike, Strider Bike Fleets For All Joplin Elementary Schools Successfully fundraised $33,000 to assist all 11 Joplin Elementary Schools in bringing the All Kids Bike program to the district’s Kindergarten physical education classes. The curriculum and bikes are provided by All Kids Bike and the Strider Education Foundation.

Awarded Complete Streets Workshop Series

A team of ten community stakeholders will attend three workshops designed to identify and overcome barriers to implement activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, which make it safe and convenient for people of all abilities to navigate their communities. The workshops will be tailored to the communities’ specific needs for implementing Complete Streets and activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations. Discussions will focus on how to measure and communicate the benefits of Complete Streets for health equity, economic vitality, and other goals, as well as how to create a safe and inviting transportation network for everyone in the community, regardless of age, ability, income, race, health status, and mode of transportation.