Connect SF launched a website where San Francisco residents could use interactive tools to mark where they'd like to see new subway stations and lines.
The project also organized pop-up events over the last two weeks in the Bayview, Excelsior and Tenderloin districts where residents could mark up maps.
"We've asked for people to be creative, so we want to honor that and make sure we're looking at all those submissions for things that we as planners, who are maybe a little too close to the problem, aren't seeing," said SFMTA principal planner Grahm Satterwhite at the Tenderloin pop-up on Tuesday.
Albert says many residents have shown interest in building lines from the Richmond District all the way to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.
"If you think about where we run subways now, there really are only two subway lines in the city," Albert said. "What I hear is that people are recognizing that that is moving a lot of people quickly, and they wish that they could have that quality of service in other parts of San Francisco."
Ramon Quintero works for a low-income housing developer in the Tenderloin. He drew a map that went from his home in Oakland to his workplace in the Tenderloin. He says he's sure that his dream map won't be implemented, but he thinks that getting this kind of community feedback is important.
"These projects are so big and there's so much money going into them that you're going to affect the community as a whole," Quintero said.
Paula Fleisher stopped by the pop-up at Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin, where she says neighborhood outreach is rare. Fleisher, who works for UCSF's Community Engagement and Health Policy Program, said she's glad she got the chance to share her thoughts. But she also thinks there needs to be not just a pop-up, but a sit-down.
"I would hope to see something build from this ... going from a table on the corner to actually a community forum and ongoing meetings and engagements," Fleisher said. "Maybe this is the start of something more engaged and deeper, where more conversations could happen."