Notice of Virtual Public Consultation Meeting for the St. Thomas Transportation Master Plan Update
Posted on 08/27/2020
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The City of St. Thomas is updating its Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to serve as a long-range strategic plan for the City. The TMP will address existing transportation challenges and opportunities, support growth, and recommend policies to promote an efficient, multi-modal transportation network which fosters vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit mobility. The study will provide an assessment of the City’s transportation improvement needs and provide recommendations to improve operational, design, and transportation policies which St. Thomas uses to manage its transportation infrastructure.


How Do I Participate?

We are hosting the first round of Virtual Public Consultation Meetings to provide more information on the Master Plan Update and to provide you with the opportunity to share information with the project team relating to the existing or future transportation network in St. Thomas. The Public Consultation Meeting will be hosted online using the Zoom platform and will include a presentation by the project team followed by a live Question and Answer Session.

When? Wednesday, September 9, Afternoon Session: 2:00-3:30pm; Evening Session: 6:00pm-7:30pm

How?    Afternoon Session (2:00-3:30pm): To join the meeting through your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/96852881669

If you prefer to join in and listen live via telephone, dial 1 647 558 0588 (long distance charges may apply). When prompted, dial the Webinar ID: 968 5288 1669

Evening Session (6:00-7:30pm): https://zoom.us/j/98056546236

If you prefer to join in and listen live via telephone, dial: 1 647 558 0588 (long distance charges may apply), and when prompted, dial the Webinar ID: 980 5654 6236

The presentation, along with a summary of the Question and Answers will be posted on the project webpage following the meeting: www.stthomas.ca/TMP. More information on participating in a Zoom meeting is provided on the following page.

For more information, or to be added to the study’s distribution list to receive updates, please contact a member of the study team below:  

Nathan Bokma, P. Eng.
Manager of Development and Compliance
City of St. Thomas
Phone: 519-631-1680 ext. 4151
nbokma@stthomas.ca

Brandon Orr, BES, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager 
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Direct: 437-221-5339
Brandon.Orr@stantec.com
100-401-Wellington Street West

Participating in a Zoom Meeting:

As a Zoom meeting attendee, you can participate in the meeting by listening, asking a question verbally or by text using the Chat feature. Note that all participants will be muted until the presentation by the Project Team is complete.

How to Ask a Question:

Using a computer, tablet, or smartphone:

  1. To use your device’s audio to ask your question, when prompted, click the “raise hand” icon at the bottom of the Zoom window. (INSERT SCREEN SHOT/ICON). We will call you by name when you have been unmuted so you can ask your question to the project team.
  2. If you no longer wish to ask your question, simply click the same icon, now labelled “lower hand”.
  3. Alternatively, you can type your question using the “Question and Answer” feature. Simply click the Q&A icon at the bottom of the Zoom window, type your question in the answer box, and click “send.”

Using a Telephone:

  1. When prompted, press *9 to raise your hand. We will call you by name when you have been unmuted so you can ask your question to the project team.

Virtual Meeting Tips, Tricks, and meeting Etiquette

  1. Pick a spot with a strong internet connection (e.g. don’t join the meeting in your backyard where your wifi connection is weak)
  2.  Close all other applications or web pages on your device
  3.  Ensure you are using the latest version of your device’s web browsing software