Bristol's first elected Mayor, George Ferguson
, has underlined his determination to see the city crowned European Green Capital but admitted that there was a lot of work to do and the city needs to 'up its game'.
Speaking at Insider's The Future of Bristol City Centre event
, he said: “We've got a lot of work to do to become a true contender for Green Capital – when you look at Copenhagen, it has 35 per cent of its workforce travelling by bike.
"We need to up our game. I’m determined that we’ll get there but this is a ten-year plan as to how a smart low-carbon city will work – I want Bristol to win this, but to deserve to win it."
After sensationally reaching the final shortlist for the 2014 award
and learning they had lost out for the second time last June
, the bid team revealed they had submitted another application for the 2015 award
and Bristol will face competition from the capital cities of Brussels, Dublin and Ljubljana