My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome to Bike Forums.
Sorry to hear you're not riding.
There is no "safe" place for cyclists. You just have to be aware of what's going on around you.
I'm 59 and ride (commuting or exercise/fitness) in the streets of Atlanta almost every day.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. — 1 John 4:15