Art in public spaces is tradition in Hanover. The ÜSTRA is following this tradition as well. Almost everywhere in the city, the company sets distinctive accents. With success: The local transport system in Hanover is one of the most modern and nicest in the world. Underground stations painted by graffiti artists, avant-garde bus stops, and designer busses and trams all help to make waiting and riding a non-stop experience. In this instance, the ÜSTRA follows one basic idea: If the local public transport wants to compete with car traffic, it must not only be on-time and efficient, but as well visually appealing. The well designed form of the local transport is at the same time barrier-free and therefore equally accessible for everybody (universal design).