Rideau Canal Multi-Use Crossing Study

The multi-use bridge provides an important active transportation connection and reduces automobile commuting volume

Overall project objective was to define a signature bridge over the heritage setting of the Rideau Canal that provides a functional, multi-use connection in midtown Ottawa.

  • MMM developed a plan for improving pedestrian and cycling linkages over the Rideau Canal World Heritage site between urban neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa
  • The plan was designed to foster healthy communities by promoting active transportation through enhanced pedestrian and cycling connectivity, and promote environmental health through decreased automobile use
  • Using both traditional and online media tools, MMM provided communications and public consultation services that were integral to the success of this project


  • environmental assessment
  • functional design
  • planning
  • public consultation
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Award of Excellence, 2013

    Canadian Institute of Planners, Award of Merit, Sustainable Mobility, Transportation, and Infrastructure, 2013


  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario