By Charles Pekow — So how do you rank states in terms of which are safest to cycle? StreetLight Data, a mobility data collection company, decided the best way involves crashes per miles ridden, as opposed to its old way of crashes per capita, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
By StreetLight's new criteria, you're safer riding out West that East. The eight most dangerous states are in the eastern half of the country, with Arizona 9th and California 10th.
On the other end of the spectrum, Utah ranked the fifth safest state. StreetLight didn't list all the states; only the top and bottom 10. Massachusetts proved safest.
You can download the report at https://learn.streetlightdata.com/bike-safety-shift-special-report