After driving over major NY state highways and roads that should have been repaved decades ago, I really, love the A9 when I go from Geneva to Argelès. And unlike NY where the only usable restroom is a tree, the toilets are lovely whether in one of the frequent well-fitted out stops, or just a parking place with toilet, picnic tables, and play places.
There places to play for kids and exercise courts. Some even have historic information.
Cleanliness is encouraged.
Stores offer basic things, souvenirs and local products.
Meanwhile in New York, leaves make good toilet paper.