This is a re-submission of my previous attempt. Following some feedback and critique, I feel I improved the logo by creating a more balance and space.
After reading the brief, I wanted to create an iconic and typographic logo. I decided to go for a font with soft round edges. The letter ?A? also has an arc like to illustrate the arc of the canals. Also the letter ?C? and letter ?Y? work together to create the shape of 2 wheels and a bike frame. I then created an abstract free-flowing extension to the letter ?Y? to represent an abstract figure of riding a bike, and to create the look of movement. Then I repeated this on the letter ?A? in the word canal, to represent the free flowing water under the canal. I added a rusty texture to create that aged look that was asked for from the brief.