Raphaël Cherrier

Qucit is a French startup whose mission is to create more livable, efficient and sustainable cities. Qucit Bike is a software solution for optimizing the field operations of bike share systems. It consists of a mobile application for the field teams and a dashboard for the team leaders and the operations manager.  Qucit Bike has customers in 9 countries (in Europe, North America and South America).

The goal: Qucit Bike is software for bike-sharing operators to help with their maintenance and rebalancing operations. This improves their profitability and environmental footprint.


  1. What are you most excited about for 2021?

Cycling has grown tremendously over the past 18 months, reaching new users who previously used other modes of transportation. Especially with the rise of the electric bike. So 2021 is going to be an important year where these emerging behaviors consolidate and where bikes (mechanical and electric) become an essential mode of transportation in the urban mobility mix. And in this context, bike sharing has a role to play in further democratizing this use.


  1. What do you see as a major challenge in the cycling industry and how can CIE play a role in overcoming that challenge?

Increasing the modal share of cycling in Europe and worldwide by advocating for quality infrastructure and services, sustainable and well-managed bike-sharing systems. CIE can be a real vector of influence with public authorities and by creating a real industrial dynamic around these themes.


  1. What/who in the cycling industry inspires you?

One of the most inspiring people is Russell Meddin. He really pushed the bike share world forward by putting all the bike share systems in the world on a map! He was a true advocate for bike share development in the United States and around the world.

See the tribute video here!


  1. Describe in 5 words how cycling is saving the world?

Cycling is fun, good for your health, your mind and the environment.