I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon
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.
My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon