A code of conduct for bars and two new taxi stands are among the solutions in the Bar Safe Program announced Thursday.
Kamloops RCMP, the B.C. Liquor and Licensing Branch, the City of Kamloops and business owners put forward the program as a way dealing with problems resulting from the downtown bar flush.
Police and licensed establishments have put together a code of conduct designed to keep premises "enjoyable, desirable and safe." Mounties have committed to additional presence and monitoring.
The City is working with taxi companies to implement a pilot project for taxi stands. They will be set up in the 400 block of Lansdowne and the 200 block of Victoria, and will run from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. People wanting a taxi will have to go to a stand or phone for service. Flags will not be picked up.
Areas for taxi stands will revert to metered parking during the day.
The City put out a request for proposals for additional late night transportation during the bar flush. Submissions are currently being evaluated.