305 registered statements
Federico Madden inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 1:57 PM
As a young Campbell resident and a former city employee :), I would love to have an In-N-Out Burger in Campbell! In-N-Out is a universally beloved place to get food and currently the closest one is next to Avaya Stadium, too far to go on a regular basis. I think I speak for many when I say that the prospect of having an In-N-Out close by excites me.
CJ Smith inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 12:03 PM
The In and Out on Capitol and Tully generates a significant number of police responses during the weekend...specifically during late night hours. DUIs, DUI accidents, gang fights, sideshows, etc. are a common occurrence. Inviting this behavior near residential Campbell neighborhoods is a horrible idea.
The traffic in the Hamilton/880 interchange is already unbearable. Now you are planning to add a fast food chain that REGULARLY has drive through traffic backed up in to the street? There is a reason why most of these restaurants are in huge shopping centers and not small commercial use lots in front of residential neighborhoods. Traffic at these places can be so bad - in Los Angeles for example - waiting in a drive thru line at an In and Out is considered a rite of passage.
Also, why does it have to be a low-brow, fast food restaurant? Aren't there ANY other alternatives for that spot?
This is a terrible idea for the Citizens of Campbell.
Rhonda Klein inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 10:59 AM
As a Campbell resident who lives behind that location I believe this is a terrible place for a drive-thru. Not only is the traffic too much on Hamilton and the interchange, but my family has experienced many times drivers leaving the lot across from the Elephant Bar seemingly oblivious to traffic as they turn left onto Almarida - as if they don't think anyone could be driving away from Hamilton. I shudder to imagine the impact of more bad drivers in that area
Julia Gillespie outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 9:59 AM
I support the Inn N Out proprosel. It provides jobs to young people that often are unable to find summer work or part time jobs. Inn N Out is a wonderful business that always succeeds and will bring further prosperity to the area.
Dean Floyd inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 7:47 AM
That is our typical path into our neighborhood. That area of Hamilton is already a mess traffic wise. Having a nice sit down restaurant is not a problem. But a drive through fast food place at that location is going to be a mess.
Irene Kane outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 7:38 AM
The proposed site for In-n-out burger in campbell is a poor choice. With all the traffic trying to merge on/off the highways, plus the home depot, Frys, BBB/Kohls stores, congestion is already at maximum capacity. It is already hard to drive down Hamilton from Bascom because the car wash has people blocking the first lane. It would then again be blocked from people trying to exit the highway because of the lines at a fast food place. Unless the city plans to expand the roads within a couple of months this will be a nightmare for the citizens of Campbell. Not to mention who needs more junk food? - Campbell is better than that.
J B outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:54 PM
This corner has always been notorious for traffic. Even before Kohl's, Bed Bath and Beyond and others were built in place of the Furniture Store there prior (Brueners?) it was congested. The off ramp and right turn lane from Highway 17 South and those wanting to access Almarida Drive leads to a lot of conflict as it is a short merging distance. Too many want to exit that lane (from the freeway and too many want to enter that lane to get onto Almarida. Perhaps the channelized right turn lane should be removed so that those turning right off of the freeway come under control of the traffic signal at the end of the off ramp there.
And years back, when Elephant Bar was new, that place generated a sizeable amount of traffic too with their lot at capacity at times. Granted In N Out is not the same operation as Elephant Bar was (going from full service restaurant to quick service fast food is indeed a drastic change) and it has the drive thru dilemma with the issue of car stacking capacity within the lane. However, I don't see it generating much of a difference in traffic to the site than Elephant Bar did during it's prime at dinner times in terms of cars utilizing either Hamilton or Almarida to access Elephant Bar's parking lots. Maybe the drive thru lane can be reconfigured in some manner to provide additional stacking capacity within the site or the direction changed to keep overflow cars from spilling onto Hamilton Avenue.
SC Hayden inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:04 PM
I like In N Out and don’t have anything against the chain or fast food, I eat there from time to time. The issue here is one of public safety and nuisance issues. This intersection is a major traffic nightmare and not just for Hamilton Ave., but for Hwy 17. Imagine if this exit had to back up more? There isn’t any type of ‘planning’ you can do to fix that and here’s why: the area in general is getting more and more congested which means more bad drivers, unpredictable pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles, etc., and you can’t plan for unpredictable humans. There is one right turn lane off of Hwy 17. Even if you created two, it would impact the other directions of traffic, and then you would see people cutting across lanes to try to jump to the driveway, causing accidents and possibly worse. Consider how drastically the foot traffic would increase. This would impact an entire neighborhood community who lives down that street. They’re already impacted with all the traffic, this is asking too much of them.
Bringing this drive-through chain to this corner would cause damage and injury in addition to the traffic nightmares. Putting it right off an already busy, congested, and confusing intersection will really cause more trouble than it’s worth. Please don’t do it – this is clearly inefficient. Why can't they find a better spot for In N Out?
Laura Davis inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 7:55 PM
I would love to have an In N Out in Campbell. It's a perfect spot with a large lot that can fit lots of parking and a drive-thru line
Bryce Williamson inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 4:56 PM
Traffic at this corner, including the backup on to 17, is horrible. It can be impossible to change lanes. An In-N-Out Burger is a horrible mistake, especially with the long lines of cars in the take out lanes that I see at places like the Coleman, San Jose location of this burger chain.
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