Three things are required for a good road: economy, safety and beauty. A key concept of this trinity is fitting: how to fit the road into the landscape. Together, the road and the landscape form a work of road art. Art attached to the road environment - in this case the other meaning of road art - is at its simplest art works placed beside a road. Art in a more demanding form gives the landscape new dimensions of meaning. Road and art in unison are more than the sum of their parts. Furthermore, travelling is a way to get from one place to another, but it can also be more than that: Travelling in itself can be a source of pleasure and a memorable experience. The joy of being "on the road" comes from the road and the road environment, as well as from the vehicle and its characteristics and the skill of the person using it.

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