The plan will make efforts to integrate with other community plans and initiatives, such as the villages’ foundational plans, Arden’s Water Quality Master Plan, the Ardentown Paths Plan, and the Wilmington Montessori Safe Routes to School Plan.

We also will take into account work WILMAPCO was involved with in the Ardens more than two decades ago. Points of consensus regarding traffic calming reached between civic leaders and stakeholders, including the Claymont Fire Department, include:

  • No vertical (on road) features
  • Use horizonal features instead
  • Features will comply with DelDOT standards
  • Use low-level landscaping
  • Features will be traversable by emergency vehicles and buses

Though the Harvey Road Traffic Calming Consensus Plan made a number of good recommendations and some improvements made, there was a lack of follow through with implementation as the years progressed.  We plan to correct this by joining the Inter-Ardens Transportation Working Group, together with DelDOT, to advance the new Transportation Plan’s recommendations.

In addition, WILMAPCO conducted a Walkable Community Workshop (WCW) in the Ardens on August 8, 2022. Its findings will help inform Connecting with the Ardens: A Transportation Plan. The WCW Report is availabe here:

Learn about the plan’s goals and objectives here.

Tell Us What You Think!

Thank you very much to all who attended the Connecting with the Ardens Transportation Plan Public and Youth Workshops! We greatly appreciate your time and excellent feedback. For those who missed it, here’s a link to the presentation slides:

We currently have several ideas to improve safety in the Ardens that we are seeking your feedback on. You can view them here:

It is not the intention for every idea presented to move forward, but rather to determine which are most and least supported by you. Please take a moment to let us know your thoughts by checking out the videos below and taking the survey!

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Other informative videos:


Check out this short video about Connecting with the Ardens: A Transportation Plan

Steering Committee

Members of the Steering Committee include:



Benigni, Steve

Village of Arden Civic Committee

Bowers, Cooper

DelDOT Office of Planning

Brooke Bovard

Village of Arden Safety Committee

George Taylor

Village of Ardencroft Resident

Grippe, Joe

Village of Ardentown Community Planning Committee

Gruswitz, Ben

Village of Ardencroft Public Works Committee

Larson, Carol

Village of Arden Civic and Forest committees

Meyer, Abigail

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Moon, M.P.

Village of Arden Resident

Politis, Pam

Village of Arden Community Planning Committee

Puszcz, Michelle


Rogers, Matthew

New Castle County Dept. of Land Use

Ryan, Will

Village of Ardentown Community Planning Committee

Scheflen, Janna

Village of Ardentown Public Works and Safety Committee

Smith, Cathy


Swiatek, Bill


Thompson, Jake


Waltermyer, Randy

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Zegeye, Tigist



Steering Committee Meeting and Public Workshop Materials

Public Workshop #2 Meeting Materials – February 15, 2023

Public Workshop #1 Meeting Materials – October 25, 2022

Existing Conditions and Planned Transportation Projects Report

The Connecting with the Ardens: A Transportation Plan Task 1 Report outlines existing conditions and planned transportation projects in the study area.  This report will help inform the development of Connecting with the Ardens: A Transportation Plan.

Additional Reference Materials

Delaware Traffic Calming Design Manual

Ardens Walkable Community Workshop – August 8, 2022

Media Coverage

DelawareLive – Slow down on Harvey Road in the Ardens, plan urges

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