Matthew is a Principal with Fehr & Peers and President of Fehr & Peers DC. Before founding Fehr & Peers DC, he started Fehr & Peers offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Oakland. He has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers’ highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strength is his broad background and multi-modal approach, which he has applied to many large-area plans with transit and pedestrian-oriented projects.
In addition to his work as a consultant, Matthew is an instructor for the University of California at Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program, teaching courses on complete streets planning and design since 1999. He is a regular contributor to the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has written a number of national publications, most recently the Layered Network chapter of the Planning Urban Roadway Systems Recommended Practice. He is also part of the team that maintains the FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center web pages. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee.
Matthew Ridgway relocates from the Bay Area to join the team at Fehr & Peers DC. Matthew, who has been with Fehr & Peers since 1994 and opened the firm’s San Francisco Office, opened Fehr & Peers DC in April 2015. He has been traveling between Oakland and DC while his youngest son finished high school, and is now permanently in DC. He and his wife, Dawn, look forward to the adventure and experience. While they’ll miss their friends and family in California, they look forward to discovering new places, people, and purpose.
“Say what you will about the trials and tribulations of starting a new office, but if you are mission focused (and I am), then being on the front lines is exciting.”
Since the doors first opened in April 2015, the DC Office has felt a lot of support of their presence in the heart of DC. Matthew looks forward to a number of projects, partnerships, and opportunities, including:
- Working with ZGF to evaluate feasibility of a Rosslyn to Georgetown gondola
- Working on the largest design-build-operate LRT project in the U.S. – Purple Line
- Further developing a custom MXD+ tool for DDOT
- Working with T4A and Calthorpe Analytics develop best practices for RTPs
- Helping the EPA and GSA locate Federal buildings in “smart” locations.
We look forward to more pioneers joining the east coast team over the coming years!