Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has called for a direct, uninterrupted walkway and bikeway from Canberra's Civic city centre to Parliament House.
Parliamentary authorities have said they will look at the proposal.
Describing pedestrian access from Civic to Parliament House as an ‘imbroglio' and ‘a mess,' Senator Brown told a Senate estimates committee this morning that visitors saw Parliament House as the iconic building of the nation's capital and the pivot of democracy, and wanted to visit it.
"It is time for a dedicated footway overflying the express ways near Parliament House," said Senator Brown.
Senator Brown agreed with Senate offices that the matter will need to be taken up with the Australian Capital Territory government and planning authorities.