Anybody wanting to get a sense of the diversity of Vancouver should take the 160 bus from downtown to either Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam. Most buses I go on involve going to or from SFU, which means diverse, but rich. On the 160, you get everything. Black, white, Asian, Latino, French, etc. Poor, rich, young old, abled, disabled, noisy, quiet, whiney, bratty. Some people have concealed cell phones, some just have theirs in their hand (ostensibly because it will ring at any second, or because they're in their work—i.e. heavy lifting or painting—clothes). If you're a roaming reporter gathering stories to put on tape and later make a book or two out of it, this is the bus to take.