Center City embodies so much of what Philadelphia is known for – Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, City Hall, the Comcast Center and Rittenhouse Square, to name just a few. The tall buildings in Center City make up a large portion of Philadelphia’s famous skyline. In fact, there was a time when what is now known as Center City was the entire city limits of Philadelphia – until the Act of Consolidation in 1854.

Center City is also the hub for much of Philadelphia’s business, commerce and tourism. Neighborhoods include Penn’s Landing, Old City, Society Hill, South Street, Washington Square West, Market East, Chinatown, Logan Square, the Museum District (located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, the Avenue of the Arts (South Broad Street), and Jewelers’ Row.

These major roads run through Center City:

Because it is surrounded by interstates and major roadways, there are also many traffic accidents in Center City. Intersections along I-676 are particularly dangerous for drivers, especially the intersection of I-676 and I-95, in addition to the stretch that crosses over Broad Street. There where minor-injury to fatal car crashes (including motorcycles, small and heavy trucks, SUVs, buses and other vehicles).

The three police patrol districts in Center City are the 6th, 9th and 17th Districts.

Injured persons are eligible to receive reports on accidents in Philadelphia. You can file reports and request information here:

Live traffic map of Philadelphia:

City Hall:
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-1776

Further Reading:

Report a problem in Center City: