(Camera: Ricoh GX200 with DW6)
In addition to the tips given yesterday, this is another one: use a wide-angle lens or wide-converter. The wide angel will give you the ability to walk really close to the subject and still cover enough background in the final image. The DW6 converts the focal length of the GX200's lens to 19mm at the widest end.
Also, the deep depth of field of the 1/1.7" sensor in the GX200 is just what you need for street photos like this. People seldom mention this point now since the advert of the reduced-size mirrorless cameras. Maybe it is overlooked because of the irresistible big-sensor-in-a-small-body fad. For that matter, it makes sense for the GXR to include the S10 module (I don’t really like the P10 module as it sports too tiny a sensor).
As a side note, the old bus stopping at the traffic light is nicknamed "hot dog" because of its colour combination and the high temperature inside it during summer. It has been being phased out.