Gilroy, my new home town, seems to have missed the days at planning school when learning about traffic flow. Nothing goes from point A to point B the way it should. Major freeway offramp dumps into residential neighborhood. Big streets go nowhere.
And when it rains, a major route from east to west is blocked off. The road goes through the creek, and when the creek rises, they shut the gates. I hear bridges are useful for solving this sort of problem, but alas Gilroy doesn't seem to believe in them.