People go all of those ways, or there wouldn't be roads. You've probably gone all of those ways yourself, many times. How did you decide?
I pictured the I-40/I-25 intersection. It's confusing from the air, so I chose another image, one in Georgia. Maybe someone reading this is in Georgia, and lives near the roads pictured above. But in my case, one goes toward the airport, south of town. One goes north to Santa Fe, and Española, where I grew up. One goes west toward the Rio Grande, and downtown. The other, though, that goes east, is the way to my house.
Picture yourself in a familiar situation with your family. Which is the best way to go?
It depends where you want to end up.