While In n Out is a great business and serves up a pretty reasonably priced burger, the proposed location is already impacted with poor traffic management that cannot handle the traffic that already travels to and or through the area. Seriously, if you start at Leigh Avenue and Hamilton Avenue and head West on Hamilton, it will take you 20 minutes to go the ~2.5 miles it is to the other side of Campbell on Hamilton Avenue. Starting at that intersection on the Easternmost point of Campbell, there are traffic lights at Leigh, April/Greylands, Bascom, Creekside, Salmar/CA17, Almarida/Home Depot, Central, Winchester, Eden, Llewelyn, San Tomas, Darryl, Marathon, and Phoenix. 13 traffic lights in about 2.5 miles with EXISTING traffic! It is one thing to create traffic calming mechanisms to keep people from blowing through the city too fast, but it is an entirely different nightmare for the residents who are just trying to get across, or out of Campbell to go elsewhere. There are only 3 ways to get through the Highway 17 freeway from one side of town to the other, Hamilton Ave, Campbell Ave, and Camden/San Tomas. It is easier and less hassle for Campbell residents to drive AWAY from Campbell businesses to spend their money in San Jose, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, than it is to have to deal with the traffic that is on the 3 through streets in Campbell. For Campbell residents on the Northeast corner of the city, these are all congested and frustrating thoroughfares to travel on already. Adding more transient vehicles to our streets that empty out onto Hamilton Avenue/Salmar/17 Intersection puts a further burden and stress on Campbell residents. Having a restaurant there is fine, the Elephant Bar did not have a turnover like In n Out will, cars parked at Elephant Bar and stayed for an hour or more, not 20 minutes or more like they will at In N Out. Elephant Bar also did not have a drive through which will add more pollutants to the air as cars idle at the drive through. This does not add to the quality of life for residents of our city.
In addition, we really don't need another burger place in our city, we have plenty to choose from, from cheap to gourmet, we have a pretty good selection already.
Please no In N Out in Campbell! Thank you!