Calgary's Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit has approved an update to their carsharing parking policy.

The new policy allows free-floating carsharing services to operate using a three-tiered fee structure. Tier 2, which costs $840 per year, per car, includes parking in residential, unmetered and metered zones areas outside of the downtown core.

The recommendation must still be approved by city council in a vote next month.

Since Car2Go left Calgary with no car-sharing service in October, the city has been in talks with a number of providers.

Quebec-based car-share company Communauto, applauds the changes and says it may offer car-share service in Calgary starting this spring if the new rules are passed.

"This is a first and encouraging step towards us bringing a carsharing service back to Calgary. We are enthusiastic at the idea, and we are very impressed by the proactive approach the City of Calgary has taken to find the best solutions for the current situation," said Marco Viviani, vice-president at Communauto.

The company currently operates in in 14 cities (Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, the regions of Montreal and Québec, Sherbrooke, Halifax and Paris in France) with a fleet of 3,000 vehicles.

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