The streets are crowded of cars. They dominate the public space and change the social and economic life of cities. The continuous growth of urban centers, with their traffic problems, force the promotion of public transport.
They are espensive. You can´t take them anywhere on the street because you need to go to a taxi rank or make a phone call them to come and pick you up. They work 24 hours a day and many streets have a lane share with the bus.
It is not very usual to take it to cross the city (It has only 7 stops), now there are building new rails and stops. It is used to go to Hendaia or Lasarte. You can change to train at Amara and go to Bilbao.
They are cheap and ecological (electric). They reach all the neighborhoods of the city and in many streets they have a lane that they share with taxis. In Gros you can leave at the RENFE train station and bus station to go to other cities. Depending of the lines they work from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pass between 10 and 30 minutes. From 00:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and on the eve of holidays, the owl buses circulate and have stops on demand that allow to request the descent between official stops of the route for women and young people under 18 years of age.
Although it rains often and sometimes cold, there are many in the city. It is not legal but it is allowed to circulate in the bus lane. They cross the city quickly and it is relatively easy to find parking.
There are more than 65 km of bike lanes or «bidegorri» that connect all the corners of the city. It is a fast, comfortable and agreeable to enjoy the city.
The best way to enjoy the city, 43% of people walk in Donostia. It is the cheapest transport and there are not problems to park. Good physical exercise and fight stress.
I have told this text in class in front of my classmates. I am an English student at the Official Language School of Donostia and I am at level B1.
The city can´t admit more cars. We have to look for other solutions by creating pedestrian zones in the city centers. The small businesses that are located in pedestrian areas have more buyers and these areas become quiet and enjoyable places to walk.