"A freeway off the freeway"
Burbank Blvd is one of the best ways to get from the West Valley to the East Valley if you hate driving on the freeway (like me.) Once you get out of the Encino downtown area, Burbank turns into a 4 to 5 lane fast-driving road, where the speed limit is high and you can rocket from one side of the SFV to the other. No lights, no turning, just a straight shot. I am not sure what is on this street otherwise (aside from a frequented Subway at the intersection of Coldwater ;) but that freeway-esque stretch sure is helpful when it comes to commuting.