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How a Traffic Safety Guru Spends His Sundays

Peter Goldwasser is the executive director of Together for Safer Roads, a nongovernmental organization that works with businesses and city agencies to improve trucking safety and prevent crashes. The group’s ultimate goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

On Sundays, Mr. Goldwasser, 45, a triathlete, is often running around Brooklyn, literally. He lives in a Park Slope brownstone with his wife, Marie Clare Katigbak, 48, a beauty and wellness consultant; their daughter, Tessa, 14; and the family sheepadoodle, Ollie.

Mr. Goldwasser’s Sunday runs usually take him 10 or 12 miles down quiet streets.Credit…Christopher Lee for The New York Times

EARLY INSPIRATION I get up early, especially on the weekends, like 5 a.m., because I love to go for long runs. I have a route I do every Sunday, which is down Vanderbilt into Prospect Heights, Vinegar Hill and then through the park to the old Fairway. I find it surreal, being in this city of millions of people and there’s no one, nobody around at that hour. Running always makes me feel better. It’s when I come up with some of my best ideas. I’ll run pretty much exactly either 10 or 12 miles.

His teenage daughter jokes that reading newspapers is like printing the internet.Credit…Christopher Lee for The New York Times

TRIBAL When I get home at 6:30 or so my wife will take the dog for a walk, and then Tessa will wake up and I take the orders for food. That usually involves me getting on a Citi Bike. Breakfast is from Shelsky’s in Carroll Gardens. They make the most ridiculously good bagels and lox — my daughter gets the Member of the Tribe, which is the classic lox, cream cheese and capers. I get that as well. My wife gets the Great Gatsby, which is this amazing pastrami-flavored lox.

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