California is on track to surpass its goal of having 25 million bicycle commuters by 2020, according to a study released this week.
The Bicycle Industry Council of California, the industry group, said the state’s total bike population will increase from 10.6 million today to 22.6 by 2020.
That’s an increase of 11.7 percent.
That growth will continue, the study said.
Bicycle commuters use the roads more than any other type of vehicle, accounting for nearly two-thirds of trips, the group said.
That makes California a leader in cycling.
California’s bike-share program, called Caltrans, started in March and has been in operation since January.
About 9 million people have been certified as members since the program started, according the group.
Bike share programs are not new, but Caltrans is the first statewide program that has become fully automated.
The company said it has logged about 4 million trips using Caltrans’ bikes.