Claus Köllinger

Edited on 08/06/2023

Claus Köllinger

  • Austria

  • German, English, Swedish
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Mobility
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies


I am a mobility and transport expert working in the field for 20 years. My work focuses on supporting cities in their strive to turnaround today’s mostly car-oriented traffic regimes in favour of developing a sustainable urban mobility reality.

Thanks to my work in a range of international cooperation projects (FP7, H2020, Intelligent Energy Europe, Public Health Programme, Interreg, URBACT), I can provide vast experience on cities’ transport and mobility challenges and needs as well as on good solutions present in the EU and beyond. My work assignment history allowed me to build up knowledge on specific fields of urban transport and mobility ranging from classical aspects like walking, cycling, public transport and parking management to the more recent developments of sharing services, Urban Vehicles Access Regulations and micromobility. Contracts on travel choice and travel behaviour, site-based mobility management and the role of urban nodes in the frame of the TEN-T network complements my capacities to cover the “human factor” in urban mobility as well as its connection to long-distance transport.

I had the pleasure to serve two URBACT III Action Planning Networks as Lead Expert: CityMobilNet focusing on the creation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and Space4People addressing the use of public space by transport. Thanks to these two networks, I gathered valuable experiences to support an action planning network in the design and delivery of a transnational exchange and learning story that well connects to the participation driven integrated planning processes at local level. My role as the training lead in the ELTIS contract 2017-2021 added substantial experiences on capacity building and knowledge exchange at different national backgrounds.

My ambition is to support municipalities and cities to become places of a high quality of life with public space designed for people and their wellbeing in the first place. Recently, I could contribute to create a valuable guiding document in this as the co-author of the "URBACT Walk’n’Roll Cities guidebook “Innovations in mobility and public space”.

I look forward to support municipalities and cities in their capacity building and knowledge exchange on any challenges related to urban mobility!